When “Muppets” superfan Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) learns that a wealthy oil tycoon (Chris Cooper) plans to buy the Muppets’ old studio lot to drill for oil, he goes on a mission to reassemble the now-disbanded crew to help them save their property. Walter’s brother Gary (Jason Segal) and Mary (Amy Adams) are along for the ride.
It’s funny to see what the Muppets have been up to since we last saw them: Fozzie Bear now plays in a Muppet tribute band in Reno, The Moopets, Gonzo owns his own sanitation factory and Miss Piggy is the plus-size editor of Vogue Paris.
With all Muppets in tow, the group plans a telethon to raise the money, with skits like a chicken group number to Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” (maybe they should have renamed it “Cluck You” for the occasion?).
Hilariously self-referential and filled with star cameos, “The Muppets” doesn’t disappoint. Adults will likely laugh as hard, if not harder, than the kids do.