I have to say, I LOVE the Muppets. There has never been as many things with puppets as successful as the characters created by Jim Henson. Then, in 1990, Jim Henson passed away. Most people thought that The Muppets were gonners, but then, they made Muppet Christmas Carol. It is my only signed DVD too, which I got signed by Gonzo's performer Dave Goelz. They then made Muppet Treasure Island, and it was just OK. Tim Curry was great as Long John Silver, but the jokes were falling flat. Then, they decided to do a movie with Columbia Tristar. The last movie they made with them was Muppets Take Manhattan, so it had to be good, right?
Oh wait, NO IT WASN'T! The plot is about how Gonzo realizes how he is the only one of The Muppets without a family. He doesn't even know what he is. That was one of the many jokes in the Muppet Show years, what Gonzo is. He's been refered to as a Whatever, a Weirdo, even a turkey! So what will THIS movie bring light to? Gonzo's alphabits knockoff cereal, with Mr. Poodlepants from Muppets Tonight on the box somehow comes to life and asks the question "R U THERE". Obviously these aliens took writing from 12 year old girls with cell phones. It turns out that an agency called C.O.V.N.E.T. has been tracking these messages and they say that they are from Outer Space. Insert Fraggle Rock reference here.
So Gonzo, without knowing any secrets, thinks he's an alien and goes up on the roof to watch the stars. He gets shocked by lightning and somehow goes to space and sees 2 talking Muppet catfish, who say they are the smartest beings in the world, and end up saying that what Gonzo thought is true, he IS an alien.
Yep. Must have paid a LOT of money for pointlessness. They could have gotten Paul Williams, but nope.
Anyway, Gonzo has a choice, does he go with his family, or stay with The Muppets? He stays. Duh. But Ed goes with the aliens because even though he has an alien gun to kill them all, it wasn't loaded due to Bobo. He then has a freakout and makes them laugh.
The end. Thank god.
This is not my favorite Muppet movie. Not even close! Why would they allow it? Since Jim was cremated, I can't say he's spinning in his grave, but his ashes are blowing in the wind!
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