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Overall Rating
3.76

Awesome: 10.91%
Worth A Look58.18%
Average: 29.09%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 1.82%

6 reviews, 19 user ratings


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Muppets From Space
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by Greg Muskewitz

"C'mon, it's the Muppets!"
4 stars

Ladies, gentlemen, and children, the lovable Muppets have entered the multiplexes! A Jim Henson favorite, the Muppets make their first big screen return since 1996’s “Muppet Treasure Island.” In three years, they still haven’t lost their touch!

“Muppets From Space” focuses on the background of the lovable weirdo, Gonzo. Frustrated by dreams, Gonzo begins to feel really depressed once he’s given up on the notion that there’s anyone else like him out there. But out of the blue, his alphabetical cereal spells out “r u there?” and then notifies him to watch the sky. That evening, he’s zapped with a message letting him know his alien counterparts are on their way to find him.

Not to far away, a secret government agency has been keeping their eyes out for a supposed alien invasion. When they pick up on Gonzo’s activity and recent communication, the government decides to pick Gonzo up and use him for information.

The Muppets have always worked on two different levels: one for kids and the other for adults. Just because you don’t have kids doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy this. The direction by Tim Hill is wittily creative, cute and made with the audience in mind. After all, this is true family entertainment. You won’t be asked your age, or required to show your ID –this is just an enjoyable romp with a harmless and inoffensive story.

“Muppets From Space” even has the chance to parody recent films better than Leslie Nielson’s dud spoofs. There’s a little bit of “Star Wars,” a little bit of “Independence Day,” “Mission: Impossible,” “James Bond” movies, and quite a few others.

With a cute story, imaginative minds, and great puppeteers, “Muppets” is definitely a family pleasure. Not to mention we get to see favorites like Gonzo, Kermit, Rolf, Beaker, Fozzie, Bunsen, Skeeter, Animal, and of course Miss Piggy (who’s beginning to sound a lot more like Yoda!). The only one I missed to see was Skeeter’s sister, Scooter. With a new “Sesame Street” movie on the way, the only thing missing now is a big screen adventure of “Fraggle Rock!”

Final Verdict: B

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originally posted: 11/28/99 17:30:40
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User Comments

5/21/04 Sean Scanlan Funny, but no Pokemon movies 4 stars
11/10/03 KING EDWARD this makes me put on mommy's makeup and masturbate with broken glass. 5 stars
5/30/01 Chevy Murray Pepe the Prawn rocked the show! 5 stars
4/13/01 Andrew Carden The Muppets have kind of taken a turn for the worst, but this isn't the worst...or the best 3 stars
4/07/01 Xand No exceptions, uh huh. Credits go to Pepe. 4 stars
3/04/01 Steve Taylor Was a great film "Classic muppet caper", my favourite character was pepe the prawn 5 stars
1/24/01 Lavan Chandran Wonderful, a classic muppet movie - almost as good as The Great Muppet Caper 4 stars
1/20/01 Mirror222 Oh-Yea! Classics Muppets, So funny i had to watch it again and again. 5 stars
10/10/00 Jed As good as Galaxy quest as for films of 1999. 4 stars
1/21/00 Jedi15 Actually, I kinda liked it. 4 stars
12/26/99 Joel Harwood TOPS funny in a weird kinda way 5 stars
10/25/99 focus it was funny, but Brats of the Lost Nebula was good. 4 stars
8/10/99 Jill I really liked Pepe the prawn. He was hilarious. 3 stars
7/31/99 javachik I'm really glad that they didn't break into song at all! 4 stars
7/27/99 Jimmy-Bond If your not 4yrs old or a die hard muppet fan and saw this movie, your a retard - it rocked 5 stars
7/20/99 Movie Freek Can't recapture the magic of the original. Disappointing, only spordacially funny. 3 stars
7/20/99 Negative Creep Nice funky soundtrack and the first time Muppets havent sung, but it's not a great film... 3 stars
7/20/99 Dane Jackson Actually quite good, amusing if you like the muppets. 4 stars
7/16/99 Jenn Santee Horrible, you could count the funny parts with one hand. 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  14-Jul-1999

UK
  N/A

Australia
  26-Dec-1999 (G)


Directed by
  Tim Hill

Written by
  Jerry Juhl
  Joey Mazzarino
  Ken Kaufman

Cast
  Dave Goelz
  Jerry Nelson
  Frank Oz
  Steve Whitmire



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