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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



Muppets From Space
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by spork-girl

"animal: 'WOMAN! WOman WOman!' he's so cool."
4 stars

finally. the muppetts are back. a fter two bombs, this one holds up at last. incredibly entertaining both to kids and adults, it's campy, retro sci fi fun. very cool. four sporks.

gonzo was always a favorite of mine. how can you not love a creature who just lives to lust after chickens and blow himself out of cannons? this movie centers around gonzo's search for his ethnic past (this is the nineties after all). after being contacted from space, he gets himself into a huge mess at a MIB-style facility and the rest of the gang needs to come to his rescue.

that's the summary. what makes this one better than the other cheesy plots? well, for one thing, the sets rule balls. the humor is still all kinds of campy, but it's not dumbed down or involving pirates this time.

the muppets ARE camp. so to work off of that and rework the best parts of one of their best skits (pigs in space was a great concept but piggy got repetitve) for the 90s is a great starting point. and they didn't go overboard, kept it real enough that it didn't get annoying.

the retro finale is appropriate enough in our trendy times, and done really well, i thought. and the credits. so cool.

this movie has everything you want in a muppett movie. all your favorite characters, plenty of cheese, some laugh out loud one liners, awesome celebrity cameos (can i go back to that scene with the guy from dead poet's society all tied up? mmmm mmmm)

in closing, leaps and bounds better than the last two. gets four sporks from me, and if anyone knows where i can find a man with a mind like kermit and a sex drive like animal, please e-mail me, spork-girl@hollywoodbitchslap.com

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originally posted: 07/29/99 06:34:38
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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
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USA
  14-Jul-1999

UK
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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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