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Somebody has decided to do a Muppet version of The Wicker Man in comic form.

Full comic here

The stuff of nightmares.

That's the work of some kind of insane genius right there.

Totally loved the film. Walters 'growing up' montage at the start totally slayed me. The prom night photo was priceless.

I was a little worried that this was going to be some-kind of knowing, post modern Muppet film. But with the exception of a few jokes, that didn't happen. It was a complete joy from start to finish. We really need to complain to cinema chains about these dusty cinemas, though.

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Saw it last night with Asura, loved it.

There was a little kid next to us who kept asking his mum where the Muppets were a lot in the first half of the film which I admit was the only little downer in the film that they did not feature the likes of Piggy and Gonzo throughout but it was still thoroughly enjoyed it

Poor Asura missed out on one of my favourite bits when he popped out for the loo

When you see Walter as a 'man' aka Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory in the Man or Muppet song

Walter's reaction to overhearing the 'plot' was one of my highlights :D

Overall? 8.5/10.

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Went to see this with my wife and kids at the weekend.

I thought it was great, and me and a dad next to us were laughing away through most of it, but I'm not really sure what the kids made of it. I'm fairly sure they wouldn't have understood most of the jokes, especially the many self-referential movie type jokes ("lets speed it up with a montage", "lets travel by map", "oh good, I was worried this would be a really short movie", "almost like I'm explaining a key part of the plot", etc...).

Also, about half way through the girl next to us asked her dad when it was going to start, which is similar to a comment above about a kid asking where the muppets were.

I bloody loved it, though.

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The Muppets will return!

Disney is moving forward with a sequel to "The Muppets" after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office.

James Bobin, who helmed "The Muppets," and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home the Oscar for best song on Sunday for "Man or Muppet." Bret McKenzie penned the tune.

Kermit and Miss Piggy had already announced the sequel while on an international tour for the first film, saying that the follow-up was officially moving forward during a Feb. 13 appearance on ITV's "This Morning" daytime talker.

Jason Segel, who was instrumental in getting the first film made and co-wrote the script with Stoller, may star in the sequel, but his various projects (which include CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" and films "The Five Year Engagement" and "This Is 40") are keeping him too busy to pen the sequel.

"The Muppets" was produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

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Am I the only one who thought it felt more like a muppets movie which had been passed through a glossy, tight-focus, Disneyfying filter? There was none of the usual disorganised background chaos that you usually get going on with henson's stuff. I enjoyed it but it wasn't quite right, somehow.

Also needed more rizzo.

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Yes you are, you shallow husk of a man.

154m isn't that much, it must have cost pennies to make. And they must have made a tonne from all the merch.

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Also needed more rizzo.

I liked the film, but I did feel the hand of a writer who grew up with the Muppets and then stopped paying attention at the beginning of the 90s. Like them or not, characters like Rizzo and Pepe (who at least got one scene with dialogue) have been important members of the gang from Carol/Space onwards, so it seemed harsh to pretty much remove them whilst Walter/Mary Sue got so much screen time. Having said that, I am looking forward to the next one!

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was rizzo the rat actually in this? i saw some rats but no rizzo. my house mate was very dissapointed in that!

still, it was a decent enough film and i really cant see why there was so much controversy over the storyline. Stupid americans.

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Segal has ruled himself out of acting in the sequel too (he'd already said he wouldn't co-script) - says after five years of working on the project he's all muppetted out.

Shame, because you could really tell that first film was a passion project for him.

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was rizzo the rat actually in this? i saw some rats but no rizzo. my house mate was very dissapointed in that!

still, it was a decent enough film and i really cant see why there was so much controversy over the storyline. Stupid americans.

Sadly Rizzo the rat died in suspicious circumstances in 2009.

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Saw this on Saturday and bloody loved it. Probably more than the little kids in the cinema did. Loved the Muppet Man song, although it raised a 'Have you decided yet?' comment from the lady, predicably enough ;)

Needed more Beaker though. But then, everything needs more Beaker.

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Took Lucas to see this on Sunday and was blown away by it. Exactly what I want from a Muppet Movie. Have to echo others on just how much love comes through from Segel.

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Saw this on DVD on Saturday (thanks Tesco Entertainment!), still think it's amazing.

If I had to make one criticism though, it's that the writers didn't really know what to make of the Amy Adams character. The same with her songs- they both seemed pretty short and a little cringeworthy. They only stand out since the others are so good though!

Waiting to watch this through for a third time with friends this weekend.

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Showed up a couple of days ago but not had chance to rewatch it. I thought I'd mention the soundtrack is £5 in Sainsbury's so that was fucking yoinked like a motherfucker. It's so, SO good.

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Ye gods, it's amazing.

♫ I've got everything that I neeeeeed, right in front of me ♫

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Watched this the other day and loved it. Ralph joining had me chuckling all day :)

I'd love Gervais to be in number 2 !

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I thought Dave Grohl's cameo was perfect, be good if they stick with similar underplayed

Dunno why but the tramp saying "this 3D is a amazing" had me lolling into a cabbage

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Gervais is confirmed - From Comingsoon

Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming sequel to their 2011 The Muppets appears to have found its human lead. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Ricky Gervais is in talks to star. He'd join the just-confirmed Ty Burell, who will play an Interpol agent.

Director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller are set to return behind the camera, but Jason Segel will not be back as the star. Gervais' character (which is still unknown) will likely fill in as a similar style of leading man.

"We kind of felt like we completed Gary's story in the first one," Stoller told ComingSoon.net in a recent interview, "and he's mostly interested in writing stuff for him to be in, which makes sense, right? He didn't want to go on and write the next one. I was like, 'Do you care if I do it with James?' He's like, 'Of course not.'"

Currently involved in quite a few television projects, Gervais last appeared on the big screen in 2009's The Invention of Lying.

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So presumably the Muppets teach Gervais to not be a horrible, ignorant, little cunt then? Tough job, even for the Muppets.

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