The Muppets (2011)
Synopsis: On a holiday in L.A., the biggest Muppet fan, Walter, together with his friends Gary and Mary come across the villainous plan of Tex Richman, an oil tycoon, to dismantle the Muppet Theater so that he can drill for the most coveted oil that was recently discovered underneath the Muppets’ previous stomping grounds. To be able to raise the huge amount of money needed to save the Muppet Theater, Walter and his friends help to bring together the Muppets once more for a theater-saving telethon.
Genre: Comedy | Family
Running Time: minutes
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Directed By: James Bobin
Written By: Jim Henson (characters), Jason Segel (screenplay)
Cast: Amy Adams, Jason Segel and Chris Cooper
Movie Release Date: November 23, 2011
The Muppets movie for the year 2011 may really be the greatest muppet movie ever made. It revolves around the muppets’ struggle to save their memorable theater. As usual, Kermit is the lead and will be the one to unite the muppets again to save their Muppet Studios in bright Hollywood. To be able to do that, they will be helped by some friends and they will put together a new show to be able to garner 10 million people to pay and contribute to the money they need to raise and all will be well.
Jason Segel is starring in the movie but what could be surprising is that he is also writing it. Though he is not entirely responsible for the screenplay, his team up with Nicholas Stoller, who was also with Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, can be a blast. The director of The Muppet Movie is James Bobin, who has not much theatrical experience, yet he did wrote, produced, and directed a series of episodes aired in HBO. His projects include Da Ali G Show and Flight of the Conchords. So we know that he has a funny side.
After his stint at Forgetting Sarah Marshall, this is the second attempt of Jason Segel in screenwriting. We will see if he has enough potential to go on for succeeding movies. But since Segel has already proved that he is a talented actor, then it is not difficult to see him as a talented screenwriter. Plus, he is a hardworking guy