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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by theprawncracker, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Active Member

    Robin is in the movie as well. He's in the background during Kermit's big "I believe in you" speech.

    Either way, I certainly hope that the movie will indeed have many more returning minor characters (expected and unexpected alike) than just the ones glimpsed in the trailers, even if a bunch of them end up being so hard to spot in backgrounds, crowds, etc. that we have to wait until the DVD release to pause and zoom in to find them.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Okay, let's just state it for future reference:

    Rizzo and Robin are in the movie, just not prominent.
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  3. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That's weird, considering her name is widely sourced. I find it weird when a major character in a movie has a proper name that's never mentioned on-screen. I used to wonder what the point of giving characters non-descriptive names was if they weren't going to be mentioned (first I realised it's probably better for character merchandise... After all, what if all Marvin the Martian merchandise was labled "Martian"? Then I realised that when writing scripts the writers probably don't think in advance as to whether there'd be opportunities for all named characters to be mentioned by name, no "if this character has a name we have to mention it in the film" mindset...).

    I think I've talked about this in a thread long ago, but I find it interesting that many characters who either rarely or never talk have had consistient performers (Lips, Bruno, Barkley, Foo-Foo, Sully, Gaffer, not sure if Zoot should be counted here), yet quite a few minor characters who get lots of dialogue in their appearances (Doglion, Boppity, Betty Lou in the 1970s and 1980s, etc.) are always performed by whoever's on set to perform them.

    EDIT: I started my own thread regarding oddities in the credits: http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/characters-in-the-credits.49059/ But I wonder if the Janice Moopet might have been primarily performed by one of the "additonal Muppet performers". Additional Muppet performers sometimes get speaking roles who don't get noted in the credits.
  5. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Reviews are coming in now. (Taken from IMDB)

    Positive:11
    Avg. rating of positive reviews-8.8 out of 10
    Cinema Blend(5 out of 5)
    http://tinyurl.com/78ru7c5
    Screen International
    http://tinyurl.com/7rzvp9b
    Variety
    http://tinyurl.com/7p7nam2
    The Hollywood Reporter
    http://tinyurl.com/7573j5z
    Crave Online(9 out of 10)
    http://tinyurl.com/84rwpfh
    Film School Rejects(Rated B+)
    http://tinyurl.com/6srqmqp
    Inside the Magic
    http://tinyurl.com/7la3tk6
    AP Press(3 out of 4)
    http://tinyurl.com/844etqb
    Filmonic
    http://tinyurl.com/cude3g8
    Matt's Movie Reviews(4 out of 5)
    http://tinyurl.com/ccrer22
    Huffington Post(Rated A-)
    http://tinyurl.com/7gscx4t
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Was Miss Piggy's "Kermit, we need you!" line/scene in the film?
  7. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Active Member

    Well, it's already got a 100% rating on the Tomatometer. That's good. :)
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  8. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    yep this is gonna be great no disapointment needed :)
  9. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I cried a bit.
  10. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Yeah, except for, you know, in The Great Muppet Caper. The only Jim Henson directed installment and all.
  11. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    Whats Jerry Nelson collaboration with the movie??? and is liza minelli in it?? thanks!!!
  12. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    I think they meant in this move they never get arrested. There was a bit in one of the trailers that showed them in jail that is not in the final film.
  13. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

  14. brkndwnbus

    brkndwnbus Active Member

    Just got home from a screening here in Maryland. I enjoyed it very much, and cannot wait to go to the midnight screening. (I didn't get my screening passes until last night and had already bought midnight tickets).

    I will come up with more of a review after seeing it again, but right now I am just so pleased to see the Muppets back on the big screen. I thought it had a good mix of laughter and heart. Again, I'm going to let this sink in and see it again before really reviewing it, but right now my feelings are it was pretty fantastic.
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  15. Psammeadboi

    Psammeadboi Active Member

    I just got back from a screening in Chicago. I'm afraid I have to really give the film time to sink in and reflect on it. My initial reaction was not so great. There were a few lines that really had me cringing (that or I'm a Muppet purist, not sure).

    I'm going to another advanced screening Monday night, so maybe seeing it again will help.
  16. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I loved it...very emotional movie. There wasn't much that I had a problem with in it and it seemed very classic muppets. It is the best muppet movie since Great Muppet Caper in my mind (I never really liked muppets take Manhattan all that much). THey really do hit the emotionans a lot in this though so I can see how that might not apeal to some muppet fans. I loved it though...my children loved it too.
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  17. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

  18. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Yes it was! That was after an important part in the movie.
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  19. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Really? Wow!
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  20. Psammeadboi

    Psammeadboi Active Member

    I thought it was a very emotional movie, but some lines in it just seemed so out of character.


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