The Muppet Movie

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Welcome to the silver screen, Muppets!

The Muppet Movie is a 1979 musical road comedy film directed by James Frawley, and the theatrical film debut of Jim Henson's very popular Muppets.

Why It Rocks

  1. Amazing and unforgettable songs, like Rainbow Connection, Moving Right Along, and I'll Be There Someday.
  2. It launched a series of Muppet movies that feature the lovable Muppets.
  3. A lot of hilarious and funny moments.
  4. Great celebrity appearances by Dom DeLuise, James Coburn, Austin Pendleton, and others.
  5. Great voice acting for the puppets.
  6. The puppetry is great.
  7. Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Miss Piggy (along with the Electric Mayhem) are lovable characters, as usual.
  8. Great climax where The Muppets get into a big showdown with Doc Hopper.
  9. Great storyline.
  10. "Frankly, Miss Piggy, I don’t give a hoot!"
  11. Great and comedic dialogue.
  12. Amazing direction by James Frawley.
  13. Miss Piggy's attack on Doc Hopper was satisfying as Doc Hopper got what he deserved for trying to harm Kermit in the cruelest way possible.
  14. Very good visuals for 1970s standards.
  15. Big Bird from Sesame Street makes a cameo in the Moving Right Along sequence, and his cameo is pretty funny.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some of the visual effects of the movie have not aged well.
  2. Doc Hopper, while intimidating, is a very unlikable antagonist, and what he almost did to Kermit was rather cruel for a G-rated film. Thankfully, he gets what’s coming since Miss Piggy attacked him in order to save Kermit.