First of all, I haven't seen a movie in a real theater in years, so this is a treat. But once I heard that there was a new muppet movie coming out at Thanksgiving I knew I had to go.
For anyone who grew up with the Muppet Show, this is a definite must see. Oh how I loved watching that show with my family. The laughs and smiles it caused were so wonderful. I still have to smile at Pigs in Space or the Swedish Chef. This movie lived up to all that and more.
It is campy, but it is made that way and with taste. It was obvious that the writers were huge fans. It seemed to be a combination of the tv show and the first movie. It even had references to the first movie (travel by map, Sweetums at the car lot). But it also was current (I hate to admit it but I didn't get all the cameos).
But the best part was the smile I had on my face the entire movie. Plus me singing along to the Muppet Show theme song (along with my head nod). The best song was the chickens doing Forget You.
And we can't forget the message behind all muppet movies/shows. That we are all one family. We may look different but underneath we are all the same. A good, kind, loving group of people/muppets.
Don't judge by what you look like. Even a pig and frog can fall in love.