The Muppets (2011)


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - Browning Cinema (View on map )

Professor Pfinklepfunder's $1 Sunday Family Films
Directed by James Bobin
With Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones
Rated PG, 103 minutes, Blu-Ray

After Muppet movies were on hiatus for roughly a decade, this update brought both a new Muppet (Walter, himself a giant fan of Muppets) and tone with James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) at the directorial helm. While new in those aspects, the plot is a well-worn sweater: A greedy businessman wants to tear down Muppet Studios in order to drill for oil. In order to give him his comeuppance, the original Muppets will need to mend old rifts and get the gang back together to save their studios.

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