Blog: A trip to the movie theater
Published: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 4:40pm
Last weekend, I went to see "The Muppets" with my mother, brother, and my friend, Kaila Simpson. I was thoroughly excited to see this movie, mostly because I adore the Muppets. I have loved the Muppets ever since I was little, and through the years my adoration has not changed. I can say the same for my family and Kaila; they were bouncing up and down with excitement, literally.
When we got to the theater, we bought our tickets, skipped the popcorn (we had just eaten delicious pizza for dinner!) and found our seats quickly. Usually, the movie is preceded by a bunch of slightly entertaining, run-of-the-mill previews, but this time is was different. There were four or five previews for new movies coming out, AND there was a short film about Toy Story!
Among the previews was a preview for a movie called "Mirror Mirror," which is a spinoff of the plot line for Snow White. The wicked queen does her thing, sending Snow White away when she becomes more beautiful than the queen is, but in this movie, the queen tries to marry the prince that we know from the fairytale, in order to solve her money issues (not sure where that came from, but I'm sure it'll be explained in the movie). The prince falls in love with Snow White, meeting her by chance (as fate always has it in fairy tales), but the queen has a few tricks up her sleeve.
The prince eventually is set to marry the wicked queen, but there's another twist. The dwarfs, who in the original movie mine diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, are a group of bandits that appear, from the preview, to take Snow White and eventually help her crash the queen's wedding towards the end of the film.
After enjoying the previews, I definitely enjoyed the Toy Story short film. I adore Toy Story as much as I adore the Muppets. The short film was cute and entertaining, but I wanted to get on to the main event, as did Kaila, who was still bouncing, literally bouncing, with excitement.
As I watched the movie, there were many parts that evoked several emotions. At certain parts, I wanted to cry because it reminded me of the shows I had watched as a kid. At other times, I was laughing hysterically because those Muppets are hilarious! And the one time I was mad during the entire movie was when Selena Gomez showed up. She just popped in randomly towards the end, unnecessarily. I just wanted her to get off the screen, because I personally don't find her funny at all.
There were some major flaws in the movie, although I prefer to just overlook them (I'm totally biased because of my love for the Muppets). In the movie, the audience learns that the Muppets have to raise ten million dollars to save their studios from a greedy, evil, oil tycoon. In order to raise this money, Kermit the Frog has to get the gang back together, which he successfully does. But while he's getting the group back together, he meets up with Gonzo, who, at that time, owns a very successful plumbing company.
At this point, I wondered why Gonzo didn't just give them ten million dollars. Instead, Gonzo presses one button that blows up his entire company. I know that if Gonzo just gave Kermit the ten million dollars, there would be no movie to enjoy, but at the same time, this lack of logic bothers me.
Despite this major flaw in the plot, I am glad that I had gone to see "The Muppets." Not only did it allow me to reminisce about my younger years, but it also allowed me to have a good time with my family and a friend. If you haven't seen "The Muppets," I recommend you go and see it (especially if you loved the Muppets as a child)!