Every minute of a worthy Muppet endeavor manages to fire off three different jokes—one broad laugh for the kids, one sly nod to the adults while the kids are busy laughing, then a clever sight gag in the background to catch on repeated viewings. I'm pleased to report that Jason Segel, who cowrote and stars in The Muppets
, absolutely understands the necessity of jim Henson's approach. The Muppets are in very good hands (and very good hands are in the Muppets, too). Segel stuffed the movie end-to-end with entertainment: Celebrity cameos abound, Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie contributes genuinely catchy songs, and Segel and costar Amy Adams dance their hearts out. It introduces the Muppets to a new generation of kids while reminding the generation before exactly why they loved them so much. (PAUL CONSTANT)
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Weve waited for decades for someone to understand what makes the Muppets tick, and along comes our goofy-looking savior in Jason Segel.
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