The muppet movie is pretty much the only humoruous, witty, and all around good movie that has Jack Black. It was probably because they used Jack Black how he should be, kidnapped, held against his will and tortured. Heck, if he were in a Saw-esque movie as one of the hapless victims, I’d pay money to see that. The Muppet movie, however, is nowhere near as dark as my imagination tends to be.
Now, I didn’t grow up with the Muppets but I sure as hell know who they are–though mostly from watching reruns of Muppet Babies as a kid. But that doesn’t change the fact that Jim Henson and his crew are as irrelevant as they make themselves out to be. The Muppet Movie is a must-see for anyone–kids and adults alike, although I’d border with the former because the humor is witty, self-aware, and will go over any kids head.
Now what kind of Muppet movie doesn’t have some pretty hilarious songs? The Muppet Movie employs the creative and funny musical stylings of Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) and these songs will have you humming long after you’ve left the theatre. And any Conchords fans would be happy to know that the group will be doing some venues again in the next few months!
Now, despite my ill-intentions towards Jack Black, this movie does very well with him. If you’re a fan of Black, it’s a great movie to see. However, if you hate Black like I do, this movie is even better, as they pretty much use him as a humorous punching bag for the majority of the movie. The cast also have a huge list of celebrity cameos that range from Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) to Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris. So check it out if you haven’t already!