The Muppet Movie
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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
- Amazing and unforgettable songs, like Rainbow Connection, Moving Right Along, and I'll Be There Someday.
- It launched a series of Muppet movies that feature the lovable Muppets.
- A lot of hilarious and funny moments.
- Great celebrity appearances by Dom DeLuise, James Coburn, Austin Pendleton, and others.
- Great voice acting for the puppets.
- The puppetry is great.
- Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Miss Piggy (along with the Electric Mayhem) are lovable characters, as usual.
- Great climax where The Muppets get into a big showdown with Doc Hopper.
- Great storyline.
- "Frankly, Miss Piggy, I don’t give a hoot!"
- Great and comedic dialogue.
- Amazing direction by James Frawley.
- 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.
- Very good visuals for 1970s standards.
- Big Bird from Sesame Street makes a cameo in the Moving Right Along sequence, and his cameo is pretty funny.
- Some of the visual effects of the movie have not aged well.
- 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.