October 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm #12443
I have to admit I was rather surprised by the “fart shoes” joke in the trailer as well. It wasn’t something I was expecting the Muppets to do or say.
If the Muppets come out seeming like almost completely different Muppets, then it will seem like the movie guys and Disney wanted to tell their own puppet story and just decided to use the Muppets as the vehicle because it’s a well-known brand and would help to sell the story, even if they’re not really acting much like the original Muppets at all, as opposed to using their own puppets or just doing a parody, which would’ve been fun.
The problem with the article is it basically says the Muppets need to change to continue. I’m not sure I agree with that. The Muppets present a certain brand. People familiar with them expect a certain thing when dealing with them and in general like that thing. I’m not sure changing the brand the Muppets present is such a good idea.October 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm #12434
Yeah, the Muppets were never the first name in sophistication but they were at least clever enough not to have to resort to any kind of toilet humour, although the point seems to be Kermit shaking his head because Fozzy has resorted to that exact thing. It’s a signifier of The Muppets at that point in the film having lost their mojo somewhat rather than a signifier of the new tone of The Muppets.
But I agree that there’s not any need to change the original Henson sensibility in terms of the tone of the characters and the jokes.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.October 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm #12444
Right. The Muppets were silly, but never crude or vulgar. They were clever.October 25, 2011 at 2:47 am #12428adminKeymaster
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BIG JOBBIESNovember 6, 2011 at 1:10 am #12435
This is one of my favourite internet movie review guys, Renn Brown from CHUD.com. He started doing these short-ass video reviews as he’s been covering the Savannah Film Festival and for some reason The Muppets made its secret world premierre there.
Sounds promising at least.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.November 6, 2011 at 1:43 am #12446
Interesting little commentary. It’s too bad he didn’t grow up watching The Muppet Show so he could give a more broad-based commentary, but that kid probably just hit puberty as it is.
I had to chuckle at his comment, when talking about his past Muppet experience, that he saw bits and pieces of the movie, singular. Just like when this other guy in relation to Discworld recently said, “It makes me want to read the book!”November 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm #12436
Haha, it’s true that Renn’s of the next generation and hasn’t been submerged in Muppet lore like us old fuckers but he definitely has a clue when it comes to film-making – from both sides of the lens.
Here’s the full review.
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