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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 10:22pm on 24/11/2011 under ,
We just got back from seeing "The Muppets" with [profile] esrblog, [profile] pmat and [profile] shakati. I actually suggested the expedition, and cast the deciding vote for the movie, since [profile] pmat and [profile] shakati wanted to see it, and I figured it would be a pleasant piece of light entertainment, like, say, "Muppet Treasure Island."

For [profile] esrblog and me, it didn't get anywhere near that standard. ([profile] esrblog was so appalled that he left the theater about a half-hour from the end, and attempted to console himself by sitting in the lobby and composing a scathing review of the film for Google Plus on his smartphone as he waited for the rest of us.)

I stayed, because even with the worst of movies I am usually curious to see how they will end, but I was unhappy with the film as well. A lot of it was due to the script (Frank Oz, who cut his ties with the movie, was also unhappy with the script), but I had a subtler problem with most of the movie, which my desire to avoid spoilerizing compels me to put under a cut.

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