Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Jason Segal plays Gary, a man torn between spending time with his girlfriend Mary, played by Amy Adams, and his brother Walter, a muppet. When Gary and Mary head to L.A. on an anniversary trip, Walter tags along to pursue his dream of visiting the Muppet studios. Once there they end up helping the muppets reunite in order to save the studio from an evil corporate suit played by Chris Cooper.
Unfortunately while the premise of getting the proverbial band back together is a decent one, the execution is flawed. The writing is kind of weak, the songs are somewhat forgettable, and new muppet Walter lacks the unique traits of the classic characters. As usual the celebrity cameos, which are consistently the best part of any muppet movie, are fun but they don't make this film a must see. Yet it's still light entertainment and it's hard to come down too hard on the muppets.