"Its time to play the music , it 's time to light the lights, its time to meet the Muppets...." do you remember hearing it on the TV and running to the (small rounded possibly black and white only screen- as their was only one) wondering who the very special guest star would be?? I remember being particulary excited when it was Liberance. I can remember so clearly. I loved it! We all did.
So I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was to go and see The Muppet Movie. Like lay- awake- the- night -before-excited.
When I first saw the trailer I was overwhelmed by the sense of nostalgia I felt at seeing The Muppets again. It was like seeing my very best childhood friends. Seeing Fozzie and Kermit and Miss Piggy and Gonzo again was too much for me clearly as I cried. Cried! Can you believe it?! I really did. I cried at The Muppet Movie trailer.
Busy and I were lucky enough to get tickets to an advanced screening of the new movie last Saturday. I think it comes out on the 12th January in Australia. After I showed Busy the trailer she was also excited. ( or perhaps she just started saying she was as I kept asking her in a leading the witness kind of way if she was soooooo excited to go and see The Muppets)
Verdict: Fantastically cheesy. Just as you expect it to be lovely and warm and full of puns, I laughed out loud more than a few times and their are some great songs- one in particular called Life's a Happy Song ( you can download it on i-Tunes and I DARE you to NOT get up and dance when you hear it) that stay with you. Yes Kermit sings that song and I cried again.
The cinema was filled with kids of course and their nostalgic parents and everyone left with a big smile. But the best bit? At the end of the movie when they played Life's a Happy Song again all the kids got up and started dancing. And yes I cried AGAIN!
You can watch the trailer here
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