The Muppets review
Walter, a huge Muppets fan, lives with his human brother Gary (Jason Segel). Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), an oil tycoon who has plans of drilling to the Muppet's theater's expense, was overheard by Walter. He tries to look for Kermit to explain the dilemma of raising $10 million to repurchase the theater. Kermit tries to assemble the gang for an important show. Not much impressive camera work or cinematography except for the travels. Soundtrack was classic with some new cuts. Humor was sometimes too childish though mostly funny. Unfortunately, you can't have Segel lead a film of this magnitude, so the most interesting parts were the Muppets themselves. Cooper impressive as always even for a wacky antagonist. Screenplay despite its certain coyness, has its moments: Kermit: "Maybe you don't need the whole world to love you, you know? Maybe you just need one person." Gary - "You always believe in other people, but that's easy. Sooner or later, you gotta believe in yourself, too, because that's what growing up is. It's becoming who you want to be. You have to try." and Walter - "It's not perfect, nothing is." The Muppets is a musical comedy for the family who wants to enjoy classic Muppets humor with a tad subjects touched such as friendship, love, believing in others, trying and working as a team.