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The Muppets - Review

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Although, I've never seen the Muppets on the big screen before. I've watched them since we had our first TV set. I almost didn't realize my mistake either when I called it The Muppet Show when I was purchasing a ticket today.

It had been almost a month, not even half-price Tuesday could fill the theatre for the matinee. Still I did notice the appeal was more for the older people than the children in the audience. I've seen all their movies and this one was certainly big by comparison. It had more Muppets, more music numbers, and an even bigger plot. I must admit, I was more than a bit awestruck as Walter was when I first saw Kermit's face fill the screen. The music numbers were reminiscent of old Hollywood classics. Each song resonated for Muppet and human characters alike. Mickey Rooney's cameo notwithstanding, the overall movie had a Babes on Broadway feel about it. And that ain't a bad thing.

"It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights..." I thought the theme song had a special place in my heart because of the familiarity. It did until Kermit started playing that familiar tune on the banjo in a duet with Miss Piggy. That song made it magical.

Even if you don't have kids to share it with, it's definitely a treat for your inner child.


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