On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
I would like to start out that I am a HUGE Muppets fan. I have seen all of the movies and watched the Muppet Babies cartoon when I was little. I know my Muppets. It has been several years since a decent Muppet movie has been made. I was excited to see if this film would be the Muppets’ comeback.
I was SO happy watching this movie. I had a big grin on my face the whole film. With its corny songs and typical Muppet humor, this film will please Muppet fans of all ages and hopefully the Muppets will gain a few more fans.
The human performances in this movie were great! Jason Segal (who also helped write the screenplay) is fabulous as Gary. You can tell that Segal has a true love for the Muppets. He is having the time of his life during this movie. You can tell. Amy Adams is also great as his girlfriend Mary. She is just as cute in this as she was in Enchanted. I have to say that I really enjoy Chris Cooper as the villain, Tex Richman. Cooper actually raps in this movie. It is awesome!
There were also so many celebrity cameos in this movie. I was excited to see what celebrity would show up in each scene. By far my favorite was the celebrity that showed up during the “Man or Muppet” song. I am going to be spoiler free but this song was awesome and by far my favorite moment in the film.
So to put it simply, go see the Muppets! You will be happy!