The best thing I can say about The Muppets is after it ended, I was genuinely happy. There are always movies that entertain me or intrigued me but there aren’t many that make me leave the theater with a smile on my face. That’s how this revival of the Muppets made me feel. Everyone involved (Writers Jason Segal & Nicholas Stoller, director James Bobin and music supervisor Bret McKenzie) got it right.
Will this finally make Paul Rudd a star? I mean, in my mind he always was a star but this is really the first role that has combined everything that is so great about Rudd into one character.
I think Jason Segal was much better here than in Forgetting Sarah Marshall mostly because schlubby Segal can get a little tiresome after awhile. It’s rare he plays someone so confident and it suited him well.
The ultimate compliment I can give a movie when it comes out is when I mentally tell myself that I am buying it the day it comes out on DVD. I’m buying this when it comes out on DVD.