Muppets From Space

Bomb Rating: 

I think what scared me most about this movie is that I was treated to the "Elmo" trailer beforehand.

I dare Jim Henson Productions to do a spoof called "Muppet E.R." in which Kermit is admitted for some kind of bowel obstruction and explodes after refusing medical treatment. Hell, where's Peter Jackson when you need him?

I think what scared me most about this movie is that I was treated to the "Elmo" trailer beforehand. That's right, there's going to be a feature length movie about Elmo and how he loses his blanket. This is like seeing a newsreel before the film detailing how a giant meteor is going to slam into the Earth in two hours, and by the way, enjoy those last two hours watching the Muppets, you pathetic loser. Have sex with your theater seat cushion while you're at it.

In this latest Muppet nightmare, Gonzo (Gonzo) discovers his relatives are aliens. When he announces this to the world on Miss Piggy's (Miss Piggy) talk show, he becomes the target of government operative K. Edgar Singer (Jeffrey Tambor) and is captured along with Rizzo (Rizzo the Rat). Naturally, this prompts a rescue by the gang including Kermit (Kermit the Frog) and the rest of the stuffed puppets.

There are various cameos in this film by actors such as F. Murray Abraham, Ray Liotta, Hulk Hogan, Andie MacDowell, and Rob Schneider. Watching their performances is something akin to watching a eulogy for their careers. Most of them could have gone out with more class by overdosing on crack and running naked onto the L.A. Freeway.

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