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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Same Old Muppet Satire

    After reading some of the above reviews, I felt the need to bring people back to reality. Jim Henson, Frank Oz,the Muppets, their performers and writers, et al. have always been on the brink of rebellious nature. Furthermore, Henson & Co. have always been aimed at adults - look at their original Saturday Night Live skits, their Wilkins Coffee commercials and scenes from their other movies - they have always borderlined on adult - like material. Plus, through the decades the Muppets, Henson & co. have been satirizing pop culture, mocking its shortcoming and its absurdist ideas and foibles. Modern culture, at its most ridiculous and absurd, deserves to be mocked and put on display for all to see its downfalls. Who better, like SNL, Andy Rooney, than the Muppets to be the irritant that shows society where to scratch in order to see it needs change? It takes a felt king prawn to visualize the shallowness of constant sexual pleasure, a fuzzy bear to show how society does not accept diversity nor exhibit compassion to the lowly and it takes a small frog to show exactly how humanity has been made to behave, not what it has become - all by juxtaposing hilarious humor and heart - rending pathos for which Henson, the Muppets et al have been known for throughout the better part of a half a century. Lighten up, people what you see being displayed on the screen is the result of humanity's - our - magnanimously growing idiocy, and its undying ignorance to recognize its folly - all done in biting, outrageously funny and touching satire. Let's not forget the accompished satirizing of classic American films done so expertly. Unfortunately, as a high school English teacher, I see that youth is so out of touch with such satire and criticism of societal wrongdoings, that of course, the Muppets are being aimed at adult audiences. Watch the film again with a fresh respective. Whoopi GOldberg as God? Innately rebellious, superbly satirical, and thought - provoking. Then again, that is what the Muppets are for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just enough of the old Muppet Magic!

    I avoided seeing this Christmas special for a while, considering the direction The Muppets have been headed lately. But finally I decided I shouldn't judge something before I've given it a chance. As expected, the humor was hardly up to the standards of the Classic Muppets, which is unfortunate. Though I don't entirely blame The Muppets. They've always tried to stay current and keep up with the latest trends in pop culture. The problem is pop culture has taken a nose dive in recent years, at least in my opinion. Anyway, on to why this special gets 4 stars instead of 0. While the humor wasn't always on target, the story's moral message was strong and clear. Kermit is struggling with losing the theater and letting his friends down. He's so depressed he wishes he was never born. I think we've all felt that way at some point, I know I have. In the end, Kermit sees how much he means to his friends and the rest of the world. Everyone is important and can make a difference, no matter how small. He also realizes how silly he was to wish he was never born. He should have just said he was having a bad day! Seeing Kermit feel better definitely inspired me to have a more positive outlook on life. And that's ultimately what The Muppets are all about. As long as they can still do that, The Muppets will still have an audience. :) (That being said I wish older Muppet specials were more available on DVD!) P.S. It was good to see Scooter again(even if his voice was different) and nice to hear him still using his Uncle to impress people!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    what is this?

    Not the best muppet movie, and I agree, cage dancing in a kids movie? that is so sick. What ever happened to that other christmas special the muppets made? It was one where all the muppets when to spend Christmas with Fozzy Bear's Ma. It featured apearences by the sesame street gang, the fragels and Jim Henson himself. I loved that one. They should put that on DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Poor Choice for Children & Adults Alike

    I have never taken the time to write a review before BUT this movie was so awful I must 'speak' out. A one star rating is too high but that is what was available. This movie contained highly inappropriate subject matter for a children's movie. I have no doubt that Jim Henson is rolling in his grave and is so disappointed and sickened that his legacy has been defiled in such a way. Bickering, backbitting, violent, filthy mouthed, rude and selfish characters make up 99% of this movie. Moral corruption reigned. Where was the Christmas spirit? The good tidings to all men? The comradeship that binds men's hearts at Yuletide? Definitely missing from most of this movie's script. Will I let my children see another post Jim Henson's Muppet production, not on your life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    How about ZERO stars?

    Thank goodness I didn't let the kids see this. I couldn't believe the image of cage dancing in a childrens movie! I wanted to give this ZERO stars, but that wasn't an option.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Muppet Magic is gone

    This movie was dull as dishwater. The new Kermit voice sounds strange and only Miss Piggy shines, but only briefly. New Muppet characters are unappealing. Perhaps some things belong in the past. Too bad.

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