Lite’s Review Room: Holiday Movies – “The Muppets” & Arthur Christmas
Thanksgiving is a time for family, but it’s also a time for movies. And this weekend there are great family movies to go see, starting on Wednesday. Let’s take a look at the two movies that rely very little on actual people.
Jason Segel, who is mostly known for his more adult oriented humor, has brought The Muppets back to life in the new film, aptly named The Muppets. The actor not only starred in this funny family film, he also co-wrote and co-executive produced this feature that is all about bringing the long forgotten Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and all the rest back together and restoring their stardom.
The film draws attention to the fact that the times have changes and asks, does this viral video world still have a place for the Muppets?
[photogallerylink id=62945 align=left] The answer of course is yes. The Muppets follows Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams), and Walter, Gary’s Muppet brother, as they venture from Smalltown USA to L.A. and help save the Muppets and their theatre from the evil oil tycoon Tex Richman (Chris Cooper).
The Muppets is packed with star power featuring cameos from Alan Arkin, Rashida Jones, Emily Blunt, Jack Black, Mickey Rooney, Zach Galifianakis, Selena Gomez, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Ken Jeong, and Sarah Silverman. The Muppets is 102 minutes of silliness, singing, and fun that the whole family will enjoy. See this movie.