Escape to the Movies: Muppets Most Wanted - Not Easy Being Green

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Muppets Most Wanted - Not Easy Being Green

The Muppets are back, but MovieBob doesn't quite think they've got the right ideas on how to fit into modern-day comedies.

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Good work as Always, i had been wondering a bit how this turned out

Green goblin looks fine bob let it go.

Charlie Brown movie.

Damn it. I'm both excited but a little sad.

So it's a basic muppet movie for the 2010s. I can dig it. Muppet movies were never tying to be GOOD, just funny. If you aren't simultaneously groaning and clutching your head, AND laughing yourself into a stupor, it's just not a muppet movie. Probably not the best, but far from the worst.

piscian:
Green goblin looks fine bob let it go.

He's not even green! Why call him the Green Goblin? At least have some dignity and use the Hobgoblin name there.

MowDownJoe:

piscian:
Green goblin looks fine bob let it go.

He's not even green! Why call him the Green Goblin?

Some of his skin and armor is green.

piscian:
Green goblin looks fine bob let it go.

That was the green goblin? I thought it was Feyd-Rautha with warts on his face.

el_emmens:
Charlie Brown movie.

Damn it. I'm both excited but a little sad.

Why must hollywood continue to kill my childhood?

I'm sorry, but am I the only person in the world that never really liked Peanuts?

Anyway, good review, Bob.

That's what the new Green Goblin looks like? Wow, who came up with that?

I'll probably see this eventually, if not I'll probably get it on DVD.

MowDownJoe:

piscian:
Green goblin looks fine bob let it go.

He's not even green! Why call him the Green Goblin? At least have some dignity and use the Hobgoblin name there.

Agreed! Ugh, he looks like the Goblin picture from Dungeons and dragons 3.5. And the "Green" goblin wears less Green the Blue Raja wore Blue.

Jman1236:

Why must hollywood continue to kill my childhood?

Because Nothing is sacred to hollywood. not sure who said that, but hollywood does not care about what it has to destroy if it can make a cheap million off of it. Right now Nostalgia property = Big bucks in the eyes of big movie executives, it's why we got not one but 3 awful live action alvin and the chipmunks movies and two equally awful Smurfs films. For now, I can only be optimistic since it's being made by blue sky studios which has mad mostly decent movies.

All Bob said sounded great to me. I now want to see this movie. It seems that the only worry he had about the movie doesn't even concern the movie itself. It's more like some anxiety driven rant about the series' new direction. About the fate of the uncertain future. We'll deal with it, when it happens. In the present, the movie Bob described to me sounded clever, heartfelt and amusing.

piscian:
Green goblin looks fine bob let it go.

Agree.

I get it, MovieBob hates the new Spiderman and is going to attack at every minutia of it like it was a personal affront, but I don't think the new Goblin is that bad. At least he looks better than a cheap plastic mask of the Wicked Witch with yellow acetate paper on his eyes...

Blast, I was hoping you'd review the mess that os Divergent. I'm glad the Muppets are at least fun.

hermes200:

piscian:
Green goblin looks fine bob let it go.

Agree.

I get it, MovieBob hates the new Spiderman and is going to attack at every minutia of it like it was a personal affront, but I don't think the new Goblin is that bad. At least he looks better than a cheap plastic mask of the Wicked Witch with yellow acetate paper on his eyes...

Like how he does in the comics? Yeah, god forbid.

Ricky drives me nuts, him being in this might make me skip it entirely.

King Whurdler:

hermes200:

piscian:
Green goblin looks fine bob let it go.

Agree.

I get it, MovieBob hates the new Spiderman and is going to attack at every minutia of it like it was a personal affront, but I don't think the new Goblin is that bad. At least he looks better than a cheap plastic mask of the Wicked Witch with yellow acetate paper on his eyes...

Like how he does in the comics? Yeah, god forbid.

Green makeup would have been closer to the comics. Instead he goes with a hard plastic mask that looks cheap. Unmasked Green Goblin (William Dafoe) looks maniacal and dangerous; masked Green Goblin looks ridiculous and cheap...

And there is a reason why most comic book movies have moved past having their characters dress like their comic book counterparts (thanks to that the X-Men cast doesn't look like they are dressed in multicolored spandex wearing plastic accessories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_X_(film))

Uggggggggggggggggggggh not Ricky Gervais.

*sob*

omegawyrm:
That was the green goblin? I thought it was Feyd-Rautha with warts on his face.

Damn. Beat me to it.

To be fair while the new Green Goblin looks awful, Sam Raimi dropped the ball in that regard to. I think Weird Al said it best "...he's wearin' that dumb Power Rangers mask, but he's scarier without it on!"

I second your "Do not F*** this up" on your opinion of the Peanuts movie, Bob. Especially seeing that, being a Minnesotan, I do NOT want to see the works of homestate favorite Charles Schultz go bad.

BTW...while I'm here, I have to give you bonus points for the VR Troopers reference in your latest Game Overthinker.

No comment on Quicksilver's costume being a blue jumper?

Hmm... Interesting points Bob made... Still want to see this movie, regardless.

hermes200:

King Whurdler:

hermes200:
Agree.

I get it, MovieBob hates the new Spiderman and is going to attack at every minutia of it like it was a personal affront, but I don't think the new Goblin is that bad. At least he looks better than a cheap plastic mask of the Wicked Witch with yellow acetate paper on his eyes...

Like how he does in the comics? Yeah, god forbid.

Green makeup would have been closer to the comics. Instead he goes with a hard plastic mask that looks cheap. Unmasked Green Goblin (William Dafoe) looks maniacal and dangerous; masked Green Goblin looks ridiculous and cheap...

And there is a reason why most comic book movies have moved past having their characters dress like their comic book counterparts (thanks to that the X-Men cast doesn't look like they are dressed in multicolored spandex wearing plastic accessories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_X_(film))

Ya... all the good comic book movies don't have their characters look anything like the comics... except Iron Man... and Thor. and Captain America. All of which have way better costume design than the X-Men movies, in which the costume design mentality seemed to be "its the year 2000 and we wish we were making a Matrix movie so lets just put everyone in black leather"

True many characters in recent marvel movies have donned the "ultimate" version of their respective costumes like Hawkeye and Falcon. SO let's take a look at ultimate green goblin: http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel//universe3zx/images/3/3f/Ultimategoblin-markbagley.jpg

Hmmmm.... not even close

I like Gervais, but had to stop following him on Twitter because he is annoying at the same time

Kumagawa Misogi:
No comment on Quicksilver's costume being a blue jumper?

It's Quicksilver. The man has always had a fashion sense of a straighter Richard Simmons.

That's not the Green Goblin, that's possessed Bilbo Baggins!
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Mr Ink 5000:
I like Gervais, but had to stop following him on Twitter because he is annoying at the same time

Gervais has always walked the line of snarky and out right c*ntish, I really like his observational humour and his writing can be pretty funny but sometimes I just wanna slap him.

Blue Sky Studios is doing a Charlie Brown Movie? Oh, please don't screw it up.... No, I don't really care for Charlie Brown, but I really admire Blue Sky. They made Rio, and Ice Age, two series I love. Rio happens to be one of my top faves. I've seen every movie (except one) that Blue Sky has done, and enjoyed all of them. PLEASE don't lose it now...

If this is half as good as the muppet reboot, I'll be super pleased to watch it. I'm not that big a fan of "the big muppet caper" but that's probably because I watched it in 2013 for the first time. Looking forward to this

All I know is I Fucking love the Muppets, and nothing will stop me enjoying this film!
If there was a Muppets Sherlock Holmes I would practically drop everything to devote my life to out!

If I'm not mistaken, doesn't Madhouse own the rights to the Peanuts? Why is Blue Sky making the new one?

Might see it if friends go, not the biggest Ricky Gervais fan, but I can put up with him for something like this I think.

marioandsonic:
I'm sorry, but am I the only person in the world that never really liked Peanuts?

Nope, I'm not a fan either. Ended up having to watch some of it with family on christmas and such when I was younger. I tried to like the comic as well but it never sat right with me either, so no, you're not alone.

Ukomba:
Blast, I was hoping you'd review the mess that os Divergent. I'm glad the Muppets are at least fun.

He did. Only, in written form, right here on the site.

OT: I know many people dislike Ricky Gervais for being a bit of an arrogant wanker, but I quite like him. Then again, I'm not exactly saturated by exposure to him, so maybe that's why I'm not tired of his persona. I also very much enjoyed the previous Muppet movie; all in all, this one sounds very good to me!

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