Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1984

First viewing, in Arizona with my parents. 

Wow. I appreciate the Muppets and Jim Henson as much as anyone able to appreciate the skill and intelligence of his work, but this was awful. Not funny. Corny and not in a good way. I fast-forwarded through a couple of the songs because they were interminable. Just because something is made for kids doesn’t mean you can’t make a movie adults can’t enjoy, too. This was not that.

However, Gates McFadden’s first movie. Glad she was able to convince people to keep hiring her.





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