December 6, 2012

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (tv special), 2002. The Muppets are broke, and Kermit wishes he'd never been born.

Directed by Kirk R. Thatcher. Written by Tom Martin & Jim Lewis. Starring Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta & Eric Jacobson.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). Inconsistent. Sometimes it's great, sometimes it's cringe-inducingly bad. The World In Which Kermit Was Never Born sequence is great enough to keep me liking the movie and think of it as part of the Muppets Tonight/Muppets from Space era, rather than the disastrous Disney TV Movie era.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.4/4 (Okay)

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