Spanks - 4
Director - James Bobin
Writers - Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller
Starring - Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Kermit and the rest of the Muppets
Release Date - 23 November 2011
MPAA Rating - PG
The Muppets are back! It is their first big screen appearance since Muppets From Space in 1999. In the new movie, The Muppets have all moved on with their lives and Muppet Studios is falling apart. Muppet fans Gary and Walter are on a trip to Los Angeles and while on the studio tour Walter overhears oil tycoon Tex Richman trying to buy the land out from under The Muppets because of the oil located underneath. Walter tells Gary what he heard and they find Kermit to tell him and try to convince him to get the gang together to save the studio.
The film is surprising not a reboot of the series (a thing Hollywood does more and more of now). The writers did a good job of trying to update The Muppets while keeping the feel of the old movies and show when Jim Henson was in charge. It could have used more of the old style of Muppet Jokes.
If you enjoyed The Muppets when you were younger, you will continue to enjoy them with this movie.
Bonus video from a few years ago because it is awesome!