My girlfriend is obsessed with the Muppets, an obsession which often ran very perpendicular to my intense childhood fear of the oversized puppets. While I would put up with an episode of one of their shows or one of their more recent films now and again, it wasn’t until I saw James Frawley’s THE MUPPET MOVIE that something changed deep within me. It may as well have been called How I Learned to Stop Being Dumb and Love The Muppets, for I came out of it not only accepting her obsession but embracing it as well.
Yes, the tale of humble Kermit (voiced by Jim Henson) making his way from the swamp to the big screen is so darn touching, funny, and exciting that not becoming totally enthralled is unfathomable. Sure, everyone from Orson Welles to Steve Martin does a cameo, and the music is great, and all the other characters are hilarious… but Kermit man, Kermit.
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