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Miss Piggy makes a minor French error when trying to order the other Muppets out of her Paris office. She says "depeche-toi", which is the phrase for making an order to a single person. To make an order to a group, she should have said "depechez-vous". Of course, Miss Piggy's French skills may not be great. See more »
Either way, we've got to find Kermit! He'll know what to do.
How do we find Kermit? Nobody's seen him in years.
[Gary, Mary, and Walter pass a man selling Hot Star Maps in front of Pink's Hot Dogs]
Wait, stop the car! I have an idea.
[cut to the trio eating some chili dogs]
These are delicious! Great idea, Walter.
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Now, I love the Muppets, as my username clearly implies, and was hyped when I heard there was going to be a new theatrical release two years ago. All I can say is that I'm glad I waited until I could see it on HBO to finally see it.
Now, as a movie, it's not horrible. But my problem with it is that it doesn't feel like an actual Muppet movie. It seems more like an ascended fanfiction. I guess that was sort of the point, but it's supposed to be a movie first. The songs are forgettable, most of the human actors range from overly cutesy to completely wooden, the story is cliché, to say the least, the humor falls flat, and it lacks the general wackiness that makes the Muppets what they are. Several other reviewers have commented on how emotionally manipulative the movie is, and they're all correct. The very premise operates under the assumption that the Muppets are some forgotten entity ("not famous anymore") that no one cares about anymore. The older Muppet films (both those before and after Jim Henson's death) were much more subtle than this.
Bottom line, fans, skip this film. Or watch it once. ONCE. Otherwise, go watch any of the three Henson-era films, or Christmas Carol or Treasure Island.
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