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"The Muppets" Official Movie Trailer

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Frogpuppeteer, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I know you're right, trailers often stick in the jokes that have the most cheap laugh value and may have nothing to do with the actual film.

    I guess I've just been burned too often by the other films and I'm very nervous about this one. I guess when the movie comes out I'll just have to do my research and check the audience reviews on IMDB etc. ;)

    I'll give the movie a chance, but this is still just embarrassing to even talk about, heh.
  2. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Active Member

    I agree. The nitpicking that is going on over a 90 second trailer is something else. Can't wait until the nitpicking starts for a 90 minute movie.
  3. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    something i learned in Film school that really stuck to me is that the people or person who edit the trailer are never the same ones to edit the full movie...so they have access to almost endless amounts of footage and look for the bits that will catch the audiences attention.
    whether it be an action film explosion or a silly joke from a bear

    also ive been following where the vid has been since i posted it and i love that everyones talking about the Robot....i feel alittle bad that he seems to have taken Walters thunder
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I gotta say, half of the last few movies I saw trailers for weren't just not indicative of the movie, but if I didn't bother to give them a chance, I wouldn't have liked them going on the trailer alone.

    Plus, frankly, I never liked the Matrix trailer. I never liked it, it made me not like the movie, and then I saw it and I thought it was amazing. And I heard they butchered the marketing for Tangled. I wish I saw it now.
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  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    That is true. I remember the South Park guys complaining that the people who made their trailer completely missed the point of the movie and just went for the cheap laughs and I think even added sound effects that weren't supposed to be there, lol. (Sheesh, you know it's bad when the South Park guys are complaining about cheap laughs! Lol ;)) Matt and Trey went so far as to take the trailer footage home with them to hide it, until they were informed that was stealing, lol.

    I'm not ashamed of nitpicking on this issue. But I've acknowledged that I could be wrong. That's as far as I'm going. : )
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  6. dabauckham

    dabauckham Member

    Gosh, I haven't posted here in forever, but golly these muppet teasers/trailer are something else...

    I think the trailer was not quite as polished or funny as the teasers. However, it certainly had some great moments. No one has mentioned a ******-off looking Animal playing triangle!!! Flippin' hilarious in my opinion. The scene in the car that several have mentioned was also great and quite classic (unlike some other parts of the trailer).

    My biggest beef is that electrocution-on-the-fence scene with Walter. Even though the ones who cut the trailer are probably different from those who will edit the full movie, that joke ran terribly flat for me. The pacing was off, and it was lengthy enough that I think it will probably be off in the movie as well (unless they remove it entirely).

    That said, I am SUPER EXCITED!!!! I have a 2-year old daughter, and she can't get enough of these trailers either. It will be very special to take my family to the big theater to see this. NOVEMBER CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH!!!! :)
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  7. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Lol, yeah that was one of the more amusing moments. :halo:

    I thought the same thing; the timing just wasn't right.
  8. daltysmilth

    daltysmilth New Member

    I'm guessing they probably went with "fart shoes" because "whoopie cushion shoes" is harder to say.
  9. Bobo's Girl

    Bobo's Girl New Member

    I can not wait. Thank goodness I don't have to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Must get to movie!:)
  10. LvrsDrms&Me

    LvrsDrms&Me New Member

    I doubt Bean is in the movie. Disney Parks are selling off their Bean stuffed animals at their clearance stores in Orlando. I would think that they would keep it, if he were in the movie.
  11. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    eh i wouldn't say that's a reason he isn't in the movie...id more follow if he isnt in it its because Steve has his hands full (teehee puppet humor) with Kermit now. and i dont think he will have a giant role more if he is going to be in the background at somepoint along side Clifford or other forgotten Muppets
  12. Frogster

    Frogster Active Member

    This preview really does look beautiful. I'm so happy and impressed that Scooter and Rowlf, as well as the ENTIRE Electric Mayhem band are all in the main cast. And with Link, Julius, Wayne, Wanda, Uncle Deadly, Thog and many others popping up in several different spots it just feels so rich. I wasn't even this excited for Muppets From Space. Everything looks beautiful, from the rebuilding of the characters to the old TMS set. I've been quite negative towards the Muppets for several years now, but I can tell you honestly that you won't be hearing me complain for quite some time after seeing this.

    Who got chills when Amy Adams said "It's time to meet the Muppets..." ?

    Love that circling camera movement where everyone's carrying cleaning supplies, save for Dr. Teeth who's holding a radio... could that be when they clean up the theater and sing "We Built This City"?

    When Kermit's talking about artistic integrity, you can see Scooter further behind him holding a clip board, with Link not far behind.

    I know a lotta people don't like the fart shoes gag but that is a pretty good looking full-body Fozzie. Kinda reminds me of how well it looked at El Sleezo's

    Anyone know what the mean-looking Muppets are about? So far they've got a Piggy, Fozzie, Rowlf, Kermit and Janice version.

    Loved watching Bobo fence with Cooper... and Deadly's watching.

    I was worried about this, but I gotta say... I like Walter's voice. He's got a Scooter/Robin type of hint to it.

    Kermit's speech: Holy Santa Claus S***. There's enough surprise appearances by so many old favorites that it'll give you a heart attack. Bobby Benson, Frackles, Mutations, Beautiful Day, Carl, Jeri & The Atrics, Robin, sheep, lizards, monkeys, and everything in between. The one person I'm waiting to still see though is Nigel.

    I love Rowlf's purple taxi cab hat, as well as the band in their vintage purple tuxes. Speaking of hats, I love Beautiful Day's beanie.

    Floyd's line made me laugh... I'm glad he's back. He's been one of my top 5 favorite Muppets since he was a kid, I hope he is just as funny in the film.

    The Arches. Nuff said.

    Last thing... I'm glad they're singing "Built This City" but I hope it's the Muppets singing it and that they used the actual song for the trailer.
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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Timing doesn't work well in trailers. They either tend to rush things up to fit more footage in, or (rarely) to exaggerate something. Something was off about how it came across there. It seems like a "I'm okay" type response was missing.

    But other than that, it feels like the trailer IS missing something. A shame, since the parody trailers, especially Green Lantern, seemed to have some stronger moments in there.

    But hey... Disney once added burp and fart jokes to movies that not only didn't have them, but would have been suspected of treason or pornography if they were in there when they first came out. I don't know where to find them, but Jungle Book and 101 Dalmatians (the animated GOOD one) had those things pasted in when they advertised the videos on television.

    I think they even tried getting boys into Beauty and the Beast by exaggerating the scene where he eats soup without a spoon.
  14. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    They really need to bring forward the European release dates .. i know its delayed so they can give both USA and Europe the full promotional push with the Muppeteers on TV shows but it's a big wait, people will have watched it online.

    I like the robot. A robot wanting to join the Muppets would have been funnier than Walter. It's Clifford Mark 2 really isn't it. The robot is interesting me and clearly a lot of others here more. Nice work Robot!

    Two trailers in a week for a film that doesn't come out for 8 months, they should have held onto it a bit longer, not that i'm complaining.

    The main thing that really wows me watching it again is all the background characters .. they clearly want an established "Muppet Universe", which while they may have just done it for nostalgic fan nods actually makes me think weekly TV show possibilities are on Diz's mind!!! :D
  15. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    "Maybe you need just one person..."

    *bawls like a baby at the reference*
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  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    If my eyes aren't deceiving me or the lighting is wrong, I think Nigel from MT! is in the crowd scene (it looks like Droop, but lighter fur).
  17. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I think the mean-looking Muppets are supposed to be "The Moopets", an act that Fozzie put together when the gang went their separate ways.
  18. Someone mentioned earlier they wondered where the "brawl" scene fits in the film. I think it might be from

    SPOILER Animal's anger management clinic. At :55 you can very briefly see Animal's fur on the right hand side of the screen. I'm thinking either the gang has to weed through a fight to get to Animal (who might be sitting serenely after years of therapy) or they start a fight to get him to remember who he is. /SPOILER
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  19. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    If the trailer hadn't already... this, my friend, would have made my day. We've had our major disagreements in the past, but I can honestly say that I agree with every sentence of your post.

    It is so ridiculously heart warming to see so many Muppet fans excited for this. It's like Kermit says... "I believe in you. And you." He believes in all of us because we believe in him. Amazing.
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  20. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    Sorry Drtooth, i dont see what your implying...that dance in an 80's and a Robot muppet come from the same creative area?

    i think your trying to hard to fit puzzle pieces that dont go together.

    you know what would be sweet but would have me balling like a baby is if the somehow mentioned Jim Henson and how they sorta fell apart after he passed...a long shot i know but it just popped in my head

    btw i almost cried at this

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