November 16, 2011

The Muppets Take Manhattan

Title: The Muppets Take Manhattan
Year: 1984
Length: 94 minutes
Director: Frank Oz
Writers: Frank Oz, Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses; story by Patchett & Tarses
Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
With: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Juliana Donald, Lonny Price, Louis Zorich
Music: Ralph Burns (score); Jeff Moss (songs)
Cinematography: Robert Paynter
Editing: Evan A. Lottman
Oscars: nominated for Best Song Score
I saw it: on video many times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: the Muppets try to open a musical on Broadway

My reaction
Concept: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 4/4 (Great)
Dialog: 4/4 (Great)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites, 4/4 5/4). Frogs and dogs and bears and chickens and things. The plot is dumb and cliche, but never in a way that stops the movie from working.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.9/4 3.0/4 (Good)

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