When I first saw the trailers months and months ago, I will admit that my inner child began to scream, “YAAAAY!” like Kermit does when introducing someone. So when the movie finally came out I wanted so badly to see it, not just because of my inner child and the desire for nostalgia, but because this is the first Muppet movie in a long time, and was a serious chance for a reboot. And after seeing “The Muppets” on Thanksgiving, I think they’ll be making more movies in the near future.
The film begins with Gary and his brother Walter, who by the way, is a Muppet, and how they have grown up over the years watching “The Muppet Show” and how Walter has become a huge fan. When Gary and his long time girlfriend Mary go to Los Angeles, they intend to celebrate their tenth anniversary dating dinner. Walter tags along, and they find their way to the Muppet Studios, which is dilapadated, Walter finds out it will be demolished to drill for oil, and the search begins to bring the gang back together to do one last show to save the studio before it’s too late.
The story is one that for those who have never heard or seen the Muppets in action, can really get behind and fall in love with the variety of characters, song and dance routines, and the story of friendship, love, and finding who you really are. I will admit, that like any movie where inside jokes are to be had, there is still plenty for those outside the regular viewers to enjoy.
So I say to you, if you enjoy the Muppets of the past, you’ll enjoy this. If you haven’t been exposed, this is a great way to begin your journey into this great world that crosses generations and has messages that all can understand and relate to.