The Muppets Just as the world had seemingly forgotten about the Muppets, Walter, their greatest fan discovers a maniacal plot to buy and tear down the Muppet theatre as oil is found beneath it. The only hope of saving the historic building is to reunite the old friends and put on one last inspirational, muppetational show. So Walter and his friends, Gary and Mary, meet with a slightly depressed Kermit and get things started. There's buckets of nostalgia, loads of famous cameos, singing chickens, old and new faces, Oscar winning songs and farting shoes. What is not to like? It's full of joy, laughs gently at itself and leaves you feeling glad to see the old gang back together again, cracking jokes, bursting into song and putting on a show. All the old favourites are here, given a modern twist with some sharp writing. It makes for a great family film. The gang have been away for over a decade and the greatest challenge for the latest muppets film was to appeal to a new generation without trampling on the memories of those old enough to remember their previous outings. Do they succeed? Yes, of course they do. Waccawacca.
8.5 out of 10.
Cert U. (uk) 2012