Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Feature
Make Mine Muppets: Your Guide To The Muppet Movies
Brought to you in Muppet*Vision 2D

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Back 6 of 7 Next
Make Mine Muppets: Your Guide To The Muppet Movies | Muppets From Space (1999)
Muppets From Space (1999)

Despite their success with Christmas Carol and Treasure Island, the Muppets have not gone back to the literary well since then (at least not on the big screen – though they did tackle the Wizard of Oz in a TV movie). Nope, for Muppets in Space, the producers looked to craft an original epic, albeit one that affectionately pokes fun at sci-fi tropes in everything from Close Encounters to The X-Files. The story follows Gonzo – heretofore always classified as a “Whatever” - learning that he’s actually an alien, and trying to meet his outer space family. Another big change was the switch from being a flat-out musical, though there’s plenty of soul and funk to be found littering the soundtrack. The likes of Jeffrey Tambor, Ron Schneider and F Murray Abraham crop up, and there are funny, self-spoofing cameos from Dawson’s Creek veterans Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes. It’s just a shame that this most recent release was nowhere near as successful, creatively or critically.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Back
6 of 7
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 RE: A Muppets Movie without Yoda..!?
L: slaveone Where's Frank Oz gone? I was unaware of this! How's that gonna work..? Gutted actually! e's been gone for about ten years so if you haven't noticed before now I wouldn't be too worried. He left to focus on directing. His replacement is very good; he's no Frank Oz but it's impossible to match him. His Fozzie in particular is great. The 2nd/3rd generation Muppeteers are all excellent. Can't wait for the new movie, it's a shame we have to wait for months after the US release. More

Posted by hurisaf on Saturday June 25, 2011, 19:45


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)