They DID.I agree it was the film that had to be made...I mean it feels special in parts, but other times it feels way off for me(Gonzo in particular) Im really hoping the next film they make can be a ittle more down to earth, more natural styled filmmaking like an indie film/december period clooney drama or the original movies. I feel muppets work best in that environment..just check out the 2003 Mastercard commercials. I want to see the Muppets walking around real downtown areas...not closed sets all the time.
Remember the scene outside of Tex Richman's building?
And of course Hollywood Boulevard.
.....Actually, its important to note that in movies, whenever the Muppets are walking around in the real world, its always a "closed set"! So what you said is kind of moot.
I'm sorry that the movie disappointed you so much...You keep lamenting everything.
With that attitude, I think you just need to accept the fact that your expectations are never going to be reached.