So, some dude has sent in a script review of the latest Muppet movie to AICN, and its got me all hot and bothered with its positiveness. Apparently with the working title The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time, Jason Segel has written “a solid, if not spectacular script” that as a sequel to some of my favorite childhood movies looks to be shaping up nicely, bringing back all of the original, beloved characters (in fact, the only post-Henson Muppet in the film is Pepe – and he only has three lines – me likey) with a classic Muppet scenario – bring the gang back together and save The Muppet Studios in Hollywood from a greedy oil tycoon.
The reviewer says Segel’s love of the classic Henson Muppets oozes out in the script and there are plenty of great gags and cameos for us to feast on. He does admit that some of the script falls flat and some of the jokes seem outdated, but I am sure that he read and early script and there will be plenty of revisions before shooting begins. One thing I find interesting is that apparently Kermit is not running away from Miss Piggy’s pursuits, but much in love with her and acting like “a jealous boyfriend” – hmm.
There is plenty more to be read, much of it spoilerific, so read at your own risk. I’m pumped though, because you can never be too old for Kermit and the gang, and it is about time the Muppets go back to their roots.