I got a screening of this at work last week.
The movie is 100% cheese (pretty much the entire time), but mostly in the way the muppets should be. My wife teared up at the end (in a happy way), sign of a thumbs up.
The plot moved very quickly with how the muppets were rounded up (won't give anything away). And I wish there would've been a few characters with more screen time, but with so many muppets it proves difficult.
Segal did a pretty good job.
Last edited by ucsdguy1; November 17th, 2011 at 02:19 PM.
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But I didn't enjoy "The Muppets" just as a trip back to the hazy memories of my Carter-era youth spent watching them, or for two hours of joy in an often-dour, often-sour world, or for the cleverness it showed in cribbing from everything from past episodes of "The Muppet Show" (Jack Black swapping in for John Cleese as a reluctant host) to "Vertigo" to "Blazing Saddles" to "Requiem for a Dream." I enjoyed it -- and respected it -- because it makes the point, firmly and honestly, that time moves in only one direction, and while we have no choice about that, we can choose is how, and with whom, we travel into the scary and unknown future. You might think that's a hell of a message for "The Muppets" to deliver and you're right; then again, it's a hell of a film. [A]