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Movie review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'

(3 stars)

It's not easy being the Muppets. Everyone's favorite felt creations have had some tough rows to hoe since the 1990 passing of their creator Jim Henson, including the deaths of other original Muppet performers (Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt), invaluable head writer Jerry Juhl, and musical contributors Joe Raposo ("Bein' Green") and Jeffrey Moss ("Together Again"). And let's not talk about Elmo. Yet the state of the Muppet union remains strong, as evidenced by the new family musical comedy "Muppets Most Wanted."

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Rated PG for some mild action. One hour, 52 minutes.

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Posted by family movie fan
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Every movie trailer I've seen has been hilarious. I just love Muppet silly jokes.

Remember Steve Martin as the lisping waiter/ress in the original Muppet Movie? Something like this:

Kermit: It's a myth!
Ms. Piggy: A what?
Kermit: A myth! MYTH!
Steve Martin: Yeth?!

Still cracks me up.

Remember the fork in the road?

From this movie:

"MY name, then spacebar, spacebar, spacebar, YOUR name."

I can see that one will get used a lot!

Can't wait to see it! Thanks for reviewing a kids' movie, Weekly!


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