Monday, 31 March 2014

Man or Muppet

Last week Chris and I took advantage of a vacation day and went to go see a matinee.  One of the benefits of daycare and vacation time is that you can take advantage of a pre-paid day date.  Chris and I both love children's movies, unfortunately the minions don't have quite the attention span for us to make a movie a family outing just yet, so we'll often preview movies know to monitor the appropriateness for Molly and Jack and also because we love them.

Movie Review:  Muppets Most Wanted

Movie Review Muppets Most Wanted
Image courtesy of Wikipedia

What's in it for the Kids?
An introduction to the world of some great classic Muppet characters: this movie highlighted Kermit, Piggy and Animal.

What's in it for the Adults
There is some entertaining music created by one half of Flight of The Conchords duo Bret McKenzie and some celebrity cameos that are meant to please.

Best Parts of the Movie
Tina Fey steals the show as prison warden Nadya who wants to impress her colleagues during the prison's annual talent show.

Worst Parts of the Movie
Some of the slapstick and wit that makes the Muppets awesome was missing.  The plot was slow and the concepts were tired.  The movie lacked some of the passion and strength that Jason Segel brought back to the Muppet franchise in 2011's The Muppets.  Since this movie was the official sequel I found it to be a bit of a let down.

Overall Rating
I would rate this movie 3/5.  I wouldn't buy it and probably wouldn't watch it again unless it was on TV and I stumbled across it.  I would recommend that movie goers who are Muppet fans hold off on seeing this and maybe buy the 2011 edition to get your modern Muppet fix instead.

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