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  • #208978
    Stephen R. Fletcher
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    The Official Teaser Trailer was posted online a few hours ago and I’m finding it impossible to not be very excited from watching it. It looks so so good and there’s a great moment Scooter moment that just makes me more and more happy each time I watch it.

    Hell, I don’t even mind anymore that Ricky Gervais is the Human Lead in this one.

    #208979
    Stephen R. Fletcher
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    there’s a great moment Scooter moment

    Oops. Well, that’s embarrassing.

    #208980
    srmcd1
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    This just made my heart swell. I should probably see a doctor.

    #208981
    Tarka Dal
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    Bad moment scooter.

    #208983
    Phil
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    Wow, I think this is the first I heard of the title change. I’m sure most folks knew already, but last I heard it was something like The Muppets: Again.

    This is better.

    And I’ll definitely be seeing it. As much as I love the Muppets, I had planned to sit out the last film. I can’t explain why…I just didn’t have much confidence in it for some reason.

    But I went anyway, and it was…well, maybe not great. But a hundred billion times better than I expected it to be. So I was happy. I’ll gladly check this one out as well, especially since the few plot details I read seem to slightly channel The Great Muppet Caper.

    Which, as we all agree, is the greatest movie of all time.

    #208984
    si
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    > Anyone seeing Muppets Most Wanted next Spring?

    Ooh, I might.

    > Ricky Gervais is the Human Lead in this one.

    Fuck that.

    #208993
    pfm
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    > Fuck that.

    I never realised you two didn’t get on…?

    #208997
    Stephen R. Fletcher
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    > Ricky Gervais is the Human Lead in this one.

    Fuck that.

    I know… when I found out, it felt like a nightmare; I cannot stand the man. But thankfully, it does look like the film will center more on the Muppets and not too much on him – like some of the later films did with the human leads.

    Wow, I think this is the first I heard of the title change. I’m sure most folks knew already, but last I heard it was something like The Muppets: Again.

    This is better.

    I don’t really remember why, but I initially preferred the original title. But now, I do agree this title is better.

    #209003
    pfm
    Participant

    I never liked ‘…Again!’ as a title. They don’t need to go down the pisstake title route. Also, am I the only one to think ‘The Muppets…Again!’ would have been a better title for the last film? With it being their comeback and all.

    #209004
    Ridley
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    I’d love to see The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made! get made.

    #209005
    mick
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    I recently happened upon Muppet slash fiction…

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!

    #209006
    HelloMabel
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    Avenue Q has adult-themed Muppets too.

    #209007
    srmcd1
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    About as rubbish as the concept of Time Lords reproducing via ‘The Looms’.

    Which, actually, would be an ideal way for Muppets to reproduce…

    #209010
    Ridley
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    Weirder than a pig and a frog?

    #209013
    anniescribe
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    Bert and Ernie have been A Thing for literally decades. You’re just realizing that? ;-)

    #209035
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Weirder than a pig and a frog?

    Little baby frigs…

    #209037
    si
    Participant

    On a similar but totally different note, did anyone watch That Puppet Game Show last saturday? What did you think?
    Personally, I actually quite liked it, despite the ridicule it was getting on Twitter.

    #209039
    Stephen R. Fletcher
    Participant

    I really liked That Puppet Game Show, much more than I thought I would and I’m really looking forward to seeing the next episodes. I also got stupidly excited (and dead proud of myself) when I correctly guessed that Brian Henson and Louise Gold are performing some of the characters.

    #209040
    Ridley
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    I only saw the sausages singing I’m Gonna Be. Not exactly Hacker corpsing is it?

    #209041
    Pete Part Three
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    I saw the end of it last night and thought it was awful. The worst thing is the complete lack of atmosphere in the studio. Without a live studio audience, the guests (Freddie Flintoff, particularly) were very flat

    #209459
    Phil
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    http://www.avclub.com/article/muppets-most-wanted-105845

    Full trailer. This got several laughs out of me. Like, real laughs, and not just chuckles. That very rarely happens in a trailer for anything, so I’m looking forward to this way more now.

    March will also see the release of the new Wes Anderson film. I so rarely go to the movies, but when there are multiple things I’d like to see upon release they sure to seem to cluster together.

    #209461
    Stephen R. Fletcher
    Participant

    I already said this on Facebook yesterday but all three of those new trailers put me in such a good mood that even the presence of Ricky Gervais couldn’t bring me down. Really looking forward to this and I really do think that the Muppets are in good hands with Nicholas Stoller & James Bobin.

    #210013
    Stephen R. Fletcher
    Participant

    I managed to get to an advance screening of the movie on Sunday and thought I’d post my (hopefully) not-too-spoilery thoughts:

    Overall, I loved it and want to go see it again! (and mostly likely a couple more times after that). The songs are great, Tina Fey is fantastic, Ty Burrell is really funny, and Ricky Gervais is – for the most part – tolerable. But as always, the Muppet Performers are the real stars of this film. Matt Vogel in particular, really shines as Kermit’s evil doppleganger Constantine. A really great performance and shows just how damn versitile he is (also the perfect man to do Jerry Nelson’s characters IMO).

    On first watch, this film felt a lot more fast-paced and “jokey” than the last film. It seems Nicholas Stoller and James Bobin have taken on board some of the criticisms it got. I don’t want to give away too much but I can’t not mention that my favourite line in the entire movie makes clear reference to certain criticisms of the last movie. I almost want to watch the movie all over again JUST for that line.

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