Thursday, July 14, 2011

Its time to start the music again

Jason Segal's revival of The Muppets is something I'm really looking forward to (see earlier posts).
Fun Fact alert, I had Animal sheets when I was a little kid.

The writer/composer of the new reboot has this to say
"I’ve just grown a little disappointed with…all these weird concept movies. I just want to go take it back to the early 80′s, when it was about the Muppets trying to put on a show. That’s what I’m trying to bring back…"

The rest of the article goes to say:
But despite great intentions, Segel’s movie will not be—can not be—like the old films. The post-Henson (that is, post-1990) films struggled to find the right tone. Even the best of them, The Muppet Christmas Carol, is too sweet and not salty enough. Muppets from Space swings erratically from callous to cloying. Segel is a writer-performer-producer with a kind, hilarious vision, not unlike Henson himself. His writerly debut, the 2008 movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, features a break-up with full frontal nudity and a scene of sobbing over an ex’s Tupperware; it’s pitch-perfect. But even with all the right ingredients, the new Muppet movie has too much working against it. The first hurdle is a fuzzy, green hand puppet. 

I'm behind this project all the way, as long as Animal goes nuts, Gonzo is blown up, and the Swedish chef (Norwegian when played in Sweden, not kidding) kills some chickens, all of which definitely leans on the salty side.

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