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Muppets From Space

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Title: Muppets from Space (1999)

Parents need to know that Muppets from Space is classic Muppet fare with jokes to keep the parents happy and a fun story for kids, with the valuable theme of an outcast trying to find his place in the world. There are some mildly suspenseful moments and lots of comic action sequences in which some of the beloved Muppet creatures, particularly Gonzo, are in danger -- lightning hits, a kidnapping, pratfalls, a Miss Piggy "punch-out" -- all exaggerated and meant to be funny rather than scary.

This entire review could simply be a .gif of me slowly shaking my head in disgust. Muppets from Space does not feel like a Muppet movie and for the most part doesn’t even feel like a proper movie. The quality of film here is more on par with their TV-only fare like It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and is a far cry from The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island. The plot is weak, most Muppets are underused and there aren’t even any proper songs. No songs in a Muppet movie, the cheek of it!

Title: Muppets from Space (1999)

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We’re nearly at the end of our journey and our penultimate stop is with Muppets from Space. This time round the literary adaptations have been abandoned, the Muppets are all living together and Gonzo is having an identity crisis. Just as Gonzo is wondering what he is, and where he came from, he starts to receive mysterious messages in his cereal and through his dreams suggesting an extraterrestrial connection. Naturally the government tries to kidnap Gonzo and he must escape in time to meet his relatives from beyond the stars.

Muppets from Space stresses that individualism is a plus. It's far better to respect differences (someone might be described as "distinctive" or "unique") rather than to ridicule them with words like "freaky" or "weird." Teamwork plays an important part in the story.