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Film review: The Muppets

It’s a sad sign of the times when the word ‘muppet’ is probably best known by today’s generation for being used as a derogatory term. But it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise; after all, it’s been 12 years since the last theatrical outing (the somewhat obscure Muppets from Space) and the classic TV series ended in 1981, after a run of just five series.

In 2004 Disney decided to buy the Muppet brand, so presumably they believed that there was still life in the old gang yet. But how relevant can a frog, pig and bear be to modern audiences? It’s a canny question, and one that actually features at the heart of this new film…

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