Muppets From Space

6.31 h 28 min1999X-RayG
The Muppets are back in a zany comedy about the search for Gonzo's past. The entire Muppet cast, led by Kermit and Miss Piggy, must save Gonzo and make the world safe for a friendly alien invasion.
Timothy Hill
Dave GoelzJeffrey TamborF. Murray Abraham
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Steve WhitmireBill BarettaDavid ArquetteFrank OzJosh CharlesBrian HensonHollywood HoganJerry NelsonRay LiottaAndie MacDowellKevin Clash
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Matthew D'SouzaReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Modern Return to Form for the Muppet Franchise!
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Muppets from Space (1999) takes all the sarcastic silly humor of the old Muppet movies and brings these beloved creatures into a contemporary space. The heartfelt story centered around Gonzo's origins is endearing. The parables about family and uniqueness is sweet. Finally, the humor is so quick paced and funny that Muppets from Space is an easy watch.

Tim Hill's direction is simplistic and straight to the point. His shots build up a believable setting of the Muppets living in a home together. We are taken for a ride into the absurd all set to the excellent funk soundtrack, perfectly appropriate for Gonzo's weird and lovable attitude.

It's great to hear Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo, Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Frank Oz as Miss Piggy and all the other wonderful Muppets like Fozzie Bear! The celebrity cameos are pretty neat with a surprising variety. From F. Murray Abraham's Noah to Katie Holmes as a UFO enthusiast, Muppets from Space keeps you on your toes. I like the performances from Andie MacDowell, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes, and especially Jeffrey Tambor's role. Tambor back and forth with the Muppet characters is so realistic like he's really interacting with them. He's quite hilarious in Muppets from Space.

Unfortunately, alongside some dated CGI and special effects, there are a few characters that ruin a few moments in Muppets from Space. Rob Schneider is as dull and unfunny as ever. Kathy Griffin is so awkward and cringe inducing as a security guard. Lastly, Josh Charles is so strange and campy as a secret agent.

At the very least, Muppets from Space is a cute send up of alien contact films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and prison break movies such as The Shawshank Redemption or Escape from Alcatraz. It is a joyous adventure that I hope more families find out about now.
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Jason M. SchliermanReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
Decent "Muppet" outing.
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This is for the Blu-ray. I had seen this film once before and didn't like it. I felt originally that it lacked the warmth and charm the previous Muppet films possessed. But, being a completest and the fact that my wife really enjoyed the film, I decided I'd have to own it. I was not happy however that the DVD was cropped for Fullscreen, despite it being originally a Widescreen film. Thankfully, the Blu-ray release has things covered with a Widescreen release of the film finally making it's appearance.

After I got my movie, I popped it in and discovered that I enjoyed the film more this time, and that in fact it does have the warmth and charm normally associated with the Muppets. I won't say it is their best film, but everything you'd expect in a Muppet film is here. Fans of the Muppets will enjoy it for the most part, kids defiantly will.

The DVD that comes with the Blu-ray is in fact the original Fullscreen version. Not too many extras as was the case with the DVD, but the ones that are on it are fun and enjoyable.

If you want to enjoy the best of the Muppet films, I'd suggest with this one picking up [[ASIN:B000ATQYTC Muppet Treasure Island - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition]], [[ASIN:B000ATQYT2 The Muppet Christmas Carol - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition]], and [[ASIN:B000ATQYTW The Great Muppet Caper - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition]].
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MattReviewed in the United States on June 7, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
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I realize this review may not be helpful to some people, but I wanted to point out that this DVD is only in the "Full Screen" format, meaning it's made for the square-ish tube TV's everyone used to have. If you want the Widescreen format for an HD-TV, you need to get the Blu-ray/DVD combo of this movie. I didn't find this out until after buying it - usually it says on the front "Full Screen" or "Widescreen". So widescreen/HD-TV users beware - this DVD will NOT fit your screen - it cuts off the side of the screen. This is not the intended format of most movies because 99% of movies are shot in widescreen format - other than some older movies like the ones Stanley Kubrick directed. Obviously when you go to a movie theater they are pretty much always in widescreen.

Just wanted to explain that in case you didn't notice that in the description like me. Some people don't care, but I do. :)
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DupreeReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Movie was terrible but I'm a completist. I'm a Muppet fan through and through..
The movie is a bit more *child-like* than the original but that is understandable.
Is still a fun movie for late 90's kids but too kid oriented..
GolubevReviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yay! It's the Muppets.
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I enjoy the Muppets for its simplicity, its humor and its creativity. This is a fun film that pokes fun at several popular sci-fi films. It is good for the whole family.
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R. BrockReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch it....with or without kids!!!
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I watched this many times with my boys when they were little and we laughed and loved it. My youngest just turned 19, he watched it the other night by himself when he was bored. He laughed so hard, he came over the next night with his brother and we all watched it again. He said he really understands the hidden adult humor now and loves it all over again......what a wonderful memory then and now.
It is the best one.....and Pepe the "King Prrrawwn" will crack you up!!!
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hitthewall55Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not the best from the Muppets
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Just ok. This really isn't in the same league as some of the other muppet movies. My kids mostly enjoyed it, but it hasn't been one we've watched again, unlike the Great Muppet Caper of The Muppets, which we have watched approximately 8000 times. I'm also still thrown off by the "new" voices for some of the characters. It's very jarring and I've never gotten used to it.
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KzReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Up to yall
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I think my husband rented this. Cause I don’t remember watching it 😂
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