This movie is definitely on my must-see list. I myself am a child of Korean immigrant parents. We’d spent a number of years living in Arizona in the 70s. Myself, my sister, and one other Chinese kid were the only Asians in our school. There weren’t a lot of us in Arizona back then. Just like the movie, at one point my… Read more
I wonder, and not in a snarky, smug way, are journalists given a set of topics to cover, in their own POV, when talking about a given movie? Foster, Rahim, and Macdonald were “in conversation” with Annette Insdorf for the 92Y last night, and they talked about this being Jodie Foster’s second role based on a real…
Man, I loved this movie when I was little. I think it’s time for a rewatch.
I’m a primary school librarian, and I just spent three weeks showing this movie in 40-minute increments to all my 1st graders (and inadvertently introducing many of them to the Muppets FOR THE FIRST TIME [!]). They loved every minute! We took a dance break during “Cabin Fever” and those little socially-distanced,… Read more
This movie definitely has some slow spots, but plenty of charms and silliness to make up for it. Hopefully it’ll find more appreciation on Disney Plus.
I always appreciate the 4th-wall breaking bits, like when we see the swedish chef with a pig nose and the talking veggies ask “well, how else were we going to get him in this movie?”
It's an uneven movie but it has some of my favorite gags in a Muppet movie, like the rats acting like they're on a cruise ship.
And it’s such great character design for the plot - not only are the zany pirate-puppets funny, but they also paint a picture for younger audiences that Cabin Boy Jim is in over his head in a strange, dangerous, and exciting new life.
I think they they’re *so* successful in adapting these classics that they should have maybe stuck to that for more of their modern iterations, rather than having their new movies parrot the plotlines of the original muppet trilogy. Those comparisons aren’t going to do them any favors, but they’re clearly really good… Read more
*points to Mr. Bimble* 😄
This is my favorite movie, bar none. It was my favorite when I was a kid and saw it in theaters, and it’s still my favorite now. It was the first thing I saw on Disney+, and I return to it frequently. The songs are amazing, and the human actors are incredible. Tim Curry’s performance is downright sublime, and Billy… Read more
Love the movie. Super quotable. had to leave this here:
The sequence where they do the roll call is such a good demonstration of their character design skills, and really punny. I was just watching the Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody music video with my daughter last night, and I know I saw Old Tom and Angel Marie in there, at the very least, so some of the pirate crew have… Read more