Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Review - The Muppets

So my favourite movie watched over the Summer was, in a word: Muppets. Or more precisely The Muppets. Has such an awesome, technicolour, feel-good, leave the cinema humming, puppet-filled movie ever been made? Answer: probably not.

Now, just so you know, I am a Muppet fan. My dad is a huge Muppet fan and can do quite an impressive Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy. Actually when I was little for a time I was quite convinced that Fozzie Bear was a colleague of my dad's, because whenever he called home from work he'd always put Fozzie on the phone to say "Hi", or more specifically: "Wacka wacka wacka."

So in short, I grew up on the Muppets, and therefore am probably quite biased in this review. However, I will also be the first to admit that there have been some woefully bad Muppet movies. Thankfully this is not one of them. I think the Director, James Bobin, has done such a fine job with this. I love the colour, the songs (so catchy), Amy Adams' wardrobe, and how self-referential it is. If you haven't seen it, then do yourself a favour and go - these fun, family-friendly movies unfortunately don't come around too often these days.