I am a child of The Muppets. I grew up on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and the latter was one of the first shows I remember watching as a child and being introduced to a quasi-adult humor. Funny to all age groups, and yet slightly sardonic, ironic, and weird enough that I’m positive it lead me into my love of all films and books strange and wonderfully weird. Although Disney seems to have a financial lock on the characters and their escapades, the fact that original muppeteers such as Frank Oz, and Jim Henson’s son Brian, are still at the helm means that the new film should be keeping in the original spirit of the brilliant series and early films. The script is written by Jason Segel, a solid actor and singer despite some questionable film choices, and also stars Amy Adams, who I maintain is an amazing talent.
And we have not one, but two trailers. And in keeping with the crazy spirit, both are parodies of a typical Hollywood rom-com and a recent bland sequel. I’m not exactly sure what the logic behind disguising them under names other than the film title is, but all that matters if that they’re out there. So stick with them, and I suspect if you aren’t already, you will be seduced into the wild and magical world of Kermit and his insane friends.