Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, others
Plot: In a world where muppets and humans coexist, someone isn't happy and is killing muppets, taking them out... one stitch at a time.
Runtime: 91 minutes
Review: When I first heard of this movie in 2010 I saw a picture online and thought it looked really interesting and I was genuinely excited about it. Then 2017 came around and I had all but forgotten about it until I saw the trailer for it and it sparked my interest anew. Upon watching the trailer again, I was slightly more skeptical.
My skepticisms were rewarded by 91 minutes of like.... kinda crap. They really made a movie about how humans and muppets live together but muppets are treated as second class citizens and no one cares about them.
It wasn't quite as bad as I feared, but they based the movie around dirty jokes made about muppets and swearing unnecessarily. It was an exceptionally base plot line about a cop who got kicked off the force and has to solve a crime with his ex partner.
Everything about this movie screamed mundane to me, which is unfortunate in my world as I like muppets and want them to stick around(Fozzy for President 2020!). But it was left lacking.
The jokes were all pretty plain, the comedy was boring, the music was out of place and the plot was played out 25 years ago. I literally can't think of much else to write about this movie and am trying to find something positive from it.
There was one scene where Melissa McCarthy was joking around with a dog muppet for calling women bitches (which was slightly clever) and she has a joke about bitches being crazy, looks over at a guy and says "amirite?" to which he replies with "yeah, you're really nailing my views on women." and I genuinely laughed harder than I should, but I could have been looking for something to laugh at through the movie.
Sadly, and I do mean sadly, this movie should be a pass nowadays. In 2008 when dirty jokes and stupidity were at their peak this would be nailed it, but now it's just old. You want a movie where they fuse together two styles of art into one movie that I would VERY likely deem a masterpiece? Relive "Who framed Roger Rabbit?" and smile.