Opened: November 23, 2011
Directed by: James Bobin
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons, Ken Jeong, Alan Arkin, Bill Cobbs, Eddie Pepitone, Kristen Schaal, Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, Donald Glover, Sarah Silverman, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Peter Linz, Emily Blunt, James Carville, Leslie Feist, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Dave Grohl, Neil Patrick Harris, Judd Hirsch, John Krasinski, Rico Rodriguez, David Bobin & Mickey Rooney
In their first feature film since 1999, the Muppets return in a big way that shows the best of their talents, provides great humor and is also full of heart.
When Muppet superfan Walter (Peter Linz) finds out that oil magnate Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) intends to tear down the Muppets’ theater, he gets the gang back together to put on a show to raise the money to save it.
The comedy is corny and smartly calls out many movie tropes, but that’s what is to be expected from the Muppets. They remain a staple of American entertainment and comedy and continue to bring in big name cameos.
Messages of sticking together with the ones you love and not backing down when times are hard are shaped well for both children and adults.
Final say: Life’s a happy song. ★★★★★