On Saturday I got the kids out of bed and said hurry, get dressed and downstairs for breakfast, we’re going to do something fun today. So they got dressed and then I had to make a short stop at the doctors office and then we raced to the movie theater. We missed our check in time by five minutes but we still made it in time to get a seat. As we were going into the theater, the kids figured out that we were watching a movie, and since they were handing out Muppet stickers they could only hope we were watching The Muppets.
Once we were seated I told them we’re going to watch the Muppets, and Zoe said, I GET TO SEE MISS PIGGY? uh yep, I told her and she couldn’t wait for the movie to start. The Muppets was aimed at my age the 30 to 40’s audience, you know the children of the 80’s. But it was also intended to entertain a newer audience introducing them to the craziness we all know as The Muppets. The Muppets was hilarious. We had slap stick humor, musical dance numbers, old jokes, new jokes, fart shoes, rap music, actor cameos and The Muppet Show. After the movie I asked my whole family what their favorite part was, hands down, it was when they did the Muppet Show.
The Movie Synopsis in my words:
The Muppets begins in Smalltown USA, a cute white picket fence kind of town where everyone knows everyone. As we begin to meet the characters, Walter, Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) they break out into music. It was like watching a full blown musical with the dancing in the streets number. It was over the top just as you expect the Muppets to be. Gary and Mary were on their way to LA to spend their ten year anniversary when Gary decides to invite his brother Walter along. Mary was not happy!
First stop for the third wheel trio was The Muppet studio where we get the plot line filled with lots of maniacal laughter. Big Oil man (Chris Cooper) is going to tear down the studio and dig for oil unless The Muppets can raise 10,000,000. Walter, Mary and Gary set off to find Kermit and then they all have to bring The Muppets back together to save the studio. Zoe is intently sitting there through all of this and suddenly I hear her anxiety as she says, “mommy, daddy, where is MIss Piggy?” That was the same question that was on the mind of all the Muppets too. We had to tell Zoe she’s coming so that she would sit there and watch the rest of the movie. As the Muppets asked Kermit where she was, he said, no. We’re not going to get her. Finally they convinced him. And it didn’t go well, Miss Piggy and Kermit had a small falling out and the only way for Kermit to fix it was to admit feelings for MIss Piggy and he wasn’t ready to do it. But my daughter was just happy to see Miss Piggy. I loved Emily Blunt.
So without Miss Piggy, everyone goes back to the studio to continue without Miss Piggy. But she comes back on her own and comes up with the craziest idea to help save the studio. In fact my favorite part in the movie was what they did and Kermit’s reaction. That’s all I’m going to say, you have to go see The Muppets and come back and tell me what your favorite part of the movie is. Our family loved it.