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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by MuppetFan12, Oct 20, 2012.
Out of all the Muppet Movies (TV Movies or The ones shown in Theaters) which is your favorite?
It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, which is the Muppets' take on "It's a Wonderful Life".
The Muppets (2011)
Can members also post other movies including JHC spinoffs (Labyrinth, etc.)?
Probably The Muppet Movie 1#, A Muppet Christmas Carol 2#. Although I've only seen The Great Muppet Caper once so I'm not quite sure.
I honestly thought I was the only one who likes this movie the most!
Although I guess its honestly tied with Muppet Treasure Island and Muppets Take Manhattan. (It used to be tied with MTI and Great Muppet Caper until I discovered that the real world after university is finished really DOES make you feel like Kermit from MTM and I really connected with it.)
I love Muppet Christmas Carol
Can't really decide if The Great Muppet Caper or The Muppet Movie is second.
That's part of why MTM is my favorite too. It always feels like an oddly successful hybrid of kid and adult movie. Plus the soundtrack is gorgeous, really carries the emotions of the characters.
The only Muppet movie I flat out didn't like was Kermit's Swamp Years.
As for my favourite... well, I don't think you could possibly beat The Muppet Movie - That film is truly a timeless classic. As for my second favourite, I think it's a tie between The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets (2011).
Tough question... I love all of them, but I think my favourite is MTM. I used to watch that one over and over as a kid, especially the scene with the babies. Watching it again as an adult, though, I get things from it that went right over my head before. I understand how frustrating it can be to look for a job after you graduate, and not find something right away.
I'm going to go with The Muppet Movie; the soundtrack is perfect, there's a lot of funny moments, but most importantly, I love Kermit's speech on family when he confronts Doc Hopper in the ghost town. That's really one of the most touching scenes I've ever seen in any film.
The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan will always be my favorite three, although The Muppets is right up there too (it's not as fantastic as the first three, but it was still amazing)
Great Muppet Caper. It being the Muppets at their purest is the only way I can think of to describe it.
Second place goes to The Muppet Movie, because it's, well, The Muppet Movie.
Third is Muppets Take Manhattan. It's of course the least good of the original trilogy, but it's interesting for being the most drastically ambitious. It's the first time Frank had complete control over a project like this, unlike Jim who at least knew how to direct TV specials and such (GMC was just the first time he got a decent budget). While MTM was by a newbie who made to what amounts to a plea to take itself seriously.
If I had to just rank them:
The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Great Muppet Caper
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Muppet Treasure Island
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Muppets from Space
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
First installment wins. TMM is my favorite hands down.
I think I should try ranking them too - and I'll include Kermit's Swamp Years and (even though I know it's not being asked here) the two Sesame Street movies, too:
The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
The Muppets (2011)
Sesame Street presents: Follow that Bird (1985)
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Muppets from Space (1999)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
The Muppets Wizard of Oz (2005)
Kermit's Swamp Years (2002)
Man... I'm impressed I could do that.
My favorite is The Muppets Take Manhattan.
I'll need to sit and watch "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" someday.
I'll followup on that and add a tiny note to my list that, if I included the Sesame movies and Kermit's Swamp Years: Follow That Bird would be between Great Muppet Caper and Muppets Take Manhattan, Elmo in Grouchland would be between Muppet Treasure Island and It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and Kermit's Swamp Years would be second-to-last, just being edged out Muppets' Wizard of Oz.
C'mon, man... Muppets Wizard of Oz wasn't THAT bad.
I will admit that the first time I saw Muppets' Wizard of Oz, which was at one of the advance screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival the year it came out, I really liked it. As did everyone else in the audience. During the scene where Gonzo pointed out his nipples, the audience was applauding and laughing for a good minute at that joke. Looking back, I think we were all on a "new Muppet movie" high to notice the film's low quality.
Besides, truth is I haven't seen Kermit's Swamp Years in a long time to justify really say anything about it. But it at least it had enough Henson in-jokes in it to give it at least one watch, even if we had to witness seeing a Muppet's anus.
Yeah, that's certainly understandable.
Trust me, I can only imagine what I'd be doing if I saw Barney's Great Adventure at the cinema today for the first time.
What do I think of it now? Well...
I think that explains the Star Wars prequels as well, hehe.
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