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REVIEW: 'The Muppets' Is Worthy of its Classic Predecessors

A lot of love and respect went into bringing The Muppets back, and it shows in every frame of their new movie. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzy and Gonzo have been given center stage once again for a whole new generation.“The Muppets” uses the long absence of Kermit and friends from TV and movies as its central theme. Jason Segel -- the behind-the-scenes champion of this film-- and his Muppet brother Walter are diehard fans of the original “Muppet Show,” and when a trip to Los Angeles comes about, they insist on stopping by the now-defunct Muppet Studios. There, Walter overhears the villainous land developer Tex Richman ( Chris Cooper ) threaten to tear down the studio and drill for oil if The Muppets can’t come up with $10 million. Walter and his brother, along with his girlfriend Mary ( Amy Adams ) endeavor to bring the Muppets back together to save their legacy.This new film isn’t quite the equal of classic Muppet movies, but this “Muppets” is still smart and funny, and there’s humor for y...

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