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Film Review: The Muppets…

Starring: The Muppets, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and a whole list of celebrity cameos. 

Directed by: James Bobin

Today, I went to the mall to do some Christmas shopping for family, and I ended up seeing the Muppets. I wasn’t gonna see the Muppets, I was gonna wait for DVD, but I decided to see it anyway, just to kill some time and nothing else was playing. Anyway, I bought 4 music albums on CD for myself. I picked up: “Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures”, “The Black Keys – El Camino”, “Bjork – Biophilia”, and “Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow”. I’ll talk about those albums after I listen to them. On with my review…

Plot/synopsis: Walter, a new muppet character introduced lives with his best friend Gary (Jason Segel). Walter is a huge fan of the Muppets and dreams of joining them, but the Muppets are no longer together anymore and they’ve all separated. Each Muppet character has a different job and doing other things in their lives. Gary and his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) take Walter to the Muppets Studios, but they discover it is closed and no longer in use. Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) an evil businessman who plans to destroy the Muppets Theater so he can drill for oil, but the Muppets must raise $10 million dollars to save the studio at a certain time. The Muppets need to reunite so they can revive the show they had in the past, so they can save their legendary studio. 

This film was given mostly positive reviews by critics and movie fans, but I was very disappointed in the film. I felt that they ruined the Kermit character in this movie. They made Kermit look bad throughout the film and he’s not supposed to be this way. He’s supposed to be enjoyable and heartfelt. They gave Kermit a darker character in this movie.

As for why I didn’t like this movie, I’ll explain the good and the bad things about “The Muppets”….

The Good – The history of the Muppets (throughout the film it showed vintage clips from their classic TV show from the past, which one thing I liked about the film), Amy Adams (She was actually enjoyable and fun in this movie like always), The Muppets paying tribute to Nirvana (they did their rendition of “Teen Spirit” in the film, which actually put a smile on my face), the Jack Black appearance (He’s funny like he always is).

The Bad – Jason Segel and Walter (this film would have been better if Jason and Walter weren’t in this film, they pretty much ruined the movie. I can’t stand Jason Segel as an actor.) The script is loaded with plot holes (there are things in the plot where it didn’t make any sense at all, how is the writer coming up with this stuff?), the music (the songs that were performed by the characters weren’t that enjoyable, the only song that actually put a smile on my face was when the Muppets sang their main theme song toward the end of the movie, but the rest of the music was awful), Muppets being full bodied (Seeing Muppets with legs is kind of gross, in my opinion, it makes them look naked.)

There were a few enjoyable scenes and there were a few laughs, but most of the film was pretty bad. I don’t know, I didn’t get it. I thought separating the Muppets like that was a pretty stupid idea.

Do I feel bad seeing the Muppets? A film I didn’t like? No. I saw the Toy Story short cartoon before the movie and was worth it. The Toy Story short before the film was the best thing about “The Muppets”. I say “The Muppets” was the worst film of 2011.

Score for “The Muppets” = * (1 star as in “poor”)


Film Review: Bad Teacher

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Today I decided to see a movie. Was gonna go see “Super 8” but the movie changed the time schedules and “Super 8” was at a later time. So I ended up seeing “Bad Teacher” instead. For shopping, I did pick up a few things. I did pick up the new “Duke Nukem: Forever” game and picked up the “Feast for Crows” (the fourth novel of “Game of Thrones” series).

Here is my review for “Bad Teacher”…

Plot/synopsis: Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a poor Chicago area teacher who curses at her students, drinks heavily, and takes copious amounts of drugs. She plans to marry her wealthy fiance, but when he dumps her, she tries to win over substitute teacher Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake), who is also wealthy. Their colleague Amy Squirrell (Lucy Punch) is also pursuing Scott, while the school’s gym teacher Russell Gettis (Jason Segel) is making advances on Elizabeth.[3]

Halsey minimizes work and maximizes financial gain by filling her lessons with showing videos, cheating to win a prize, and for that purpose drugging the man in charge of the state test to steal the test questions, having sex with him and taking photographs of that, and through blackmail getting away with it all.

Well, I guess you can say that this is the first bad movie I’ve seen of 2011. Yes, it was bad. It was a piece of shit. I didn’t even sit through the whole movie. I walked out of it toward the end. Yes, the movie was that boring. Was trying to stay awake throughout most of it, and I didn’t burst out laughing once. The writing was bad, the acting was bad as well. It’s just not a good movie.

Cameron Diaz is 38, almost in her 40’s now. She’s too old for the hot girl thing, in my opinion. She was hot in her younger years, I admired her back then, but she is pretty unflattering in this movie. I don’t know why everyone is praising this movie. Even Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel couldn’t save it. Justin Timberlake needs to go back to music and golfing where he belongs. He’s not a good actor even though he is trying. He belongs in the music business that he’s known for, he’s not an actor.

Just don’t see this one and wait for DVD. I wish I had my 7 dollars back after seeing this piece of shit.

Score for “Bad Teacher” = * (1 star as in “poor’)


I actually want to see the comedy “Bad Teacher”, actually looks pretty good…

I’ve been seeing the new trailers for the comedy “Bad Teacher”, which stars Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, and Justin Timberlake. It actually looks pretty decent. It’s a realistic comedy that everyone can relate to, because I’m sure everyone have had a bad teacher when they were in school at the time. Even I had my share of bad teachers during my school years.

I’ve had some teachers who taught really bad or they were just assholes. I could tell some bad teacher stories, but I have so many stories to tell.

If I had to tell one bad teacher story, I had a social studies teacher, I think in 10th grade in high school. He was an older teacher but he had a really bad temper. Seriously this one was an asshole. I remember there was this kid in the class, he stood real short. He’s not a midget, but a short guy. This short kid would pick on this teacher all the time. This teacher would throw a tantrum, I think he even threatened to kill the kid in front of everyone. Me and my best friend at the time were in that class, we used to laugh so hard because it was funny the way this social studies teacher got mad. My best friend at the time, he brought in a hidden mini tape recorder and taped the whole thing. Seriously, this is a true story. The social studies teacher screamed at the top of his lungs, “I’m so mad that I can just kill you”. It’s all on tape. This social studies teacher was easy to pick on. Everyone picked on him, even me and my best friend picked on him all the time.

I don’t see my best friend from school anymore since we’re out of school and he got married & stuff like that, but we used to listen to that tape and laugh our asses off all the time. I think he still has the tape. I’ve had many bad teacher moments, but I think this one tops them all.

I’ll try to catch “Bad Teacher” in theater soon.


Cool Video: “The Muppets” teaser trailer hits the internets today…

“The Muppets” teaser trailer by Disney drops today. The movie actually looks pretty good. I actually liked the trailer. The “Green With Envy” thing is not the actual title of the movie. The movie is about this Hollywood couple going to L.A. to film a movie which is titled, “Green With Envy”. That’s the movie they film in the “Muppets” movie. When I first saw the trailer, I scratched my head at first but I gave it a few more viewings and it grew on me. The movie looks fun.

I’m probably gonna check this movie out, but to be honest, no Muppet movie will top “The Great Muppet Caper”. “The Great Muppet Caper” will always be the best Muppets movie. Period.


Report: The plot to the new “Muppets” movie is out and it’s disappointing…

The plot to the new “Muppets” movie is out, and I don’t really like it at all. I like the Muppets and I want them to have a good movie. After reading the plot, I’m already worried about this film, that we might get another shitty Muppet movie.

The plot is, the original Muppets: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Animal, Gonzo, etc. have all retired to move on to new careers. Three new Muppets are introduced in the film and they go help find the original Muppets to reunite the gang. The movie will be taken place in Los Angeles. Probably around the Hollywood area, so expect a lot of celebrity cameos.

Read more on the story, here.

The only great Muppet movies were, “The Great Muppet Caper” and “The Muppets Take Manhatten”. They were excellent films, but the other ones were pretty crappy. I really hope this one will be good, but I don’t know. I’ll wait to see a trailer first, and then I’ll make my decision if I want to see it in theater or not.


Report: New “Muppet” movie to hit theaters next year in 2011 on Christmas Day…

Disney studios has greenlighted the new “Muppet” movie to hit theaters Dec. 25th of 2011. Even if the plot/synopsis has not yet been revealed, lets just hope it’s NOT another Christmas Muppets movie. We already had two of those. One of them was the Muppets remake of “A Christmas Carol” and the other was “Letters from Santa” the TV movie. Do we really need a third Muppets Christmas? Let’s hope it ain’t another Christmas film. I’m a huge fan of the Muppets by the way, always have been.

More on it here: