Wednesday, December 14, 2011
There's Always The Muppet Movie
Released: June 22, 1979
Directed: James Frawley
Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Kermit the Frog sings Rainbow Connection in the swamp. Dom DeLuise (or Bernie the agent) persuades Kermit to go to Hollywood. He rides off on his bicycle and meets up with Fozzie Bear. They slowly accumulate, and meet, all the other Muppets, while trying to avoid Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) who wants Kermit to be the spokesfrog for his frog legs restaurant chain.
That is, in a nutshell the plot. Now considering it is a muppet film, and the first muppet film, it is zany, fun, and musical. There are many wonderful songs, including the ever famous Rainbow connection. You get to see and hear the muppets as they original were. Not to mention Rolf! I absolutely adore Rolf, and after Jim Henson past away, you don't really see him in films. In this one, he's got a pretty big(ish) part. THE MUPPET MOVIE breaks the fourth wall (if it didn't I'd be deeply depressed), makes several movie jokes, reads the script, and generally carry on. Not to mention cameos from some wonderful stars. I won't guarantee you'll love this movie. I absolutely adore the muppets. Always have, but there are some people without souls who don't like them at all. If you love the muppets and haven't seen the movie that started it all, then you're missing out. Then you should watch their other films. And show. And even the one that's in theatres now. Do it!
This is a narrative of very heavy duty proportions,