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New trailer for The Muppets online

TheMuppets.jpgFollowing closely on from the previous trailer for the new Muppets film is another trailer that features less of the footage and seems to try and build the film in a dramatic vein with big music more fitting to an end of the world type event than the Muppets arriving.

There's new footage in here too, although it's totally against type with the rest of the trailer and to me this feels as though it's actually two trailer ideas fighting themselves onscreen and forgetting about the audience.

The good thing about the new trailer is that it's in Quicktime high definition and it brings an official blurb for us:

"On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate."

So it's a good plot that takes into account the past story and where the Muppets have been, look at me analysing this as though they were real characters! I think it's a great start that sees a world that's lost the Muppet magic and is yearning for it to return, let's hope it does.

The new trailer for The Muppets over at Apple Trailers begins well. I love the brooding music and the shots of props from the original shows and films sitting in the now derelict and dust covered theatre, however it then leaps into footage which ranges from celebrity cameos to slow motion shots of dance numbers, which the majority tends to be. It just doesn't work. It really is like two different trailers forced together.

All they needed for this was the first part of the trailer, showing us the old props that get more and more recognisable as we go on, perhaps seeing just the briefest of hints of some of the key Muppets themselves or better still huge titles for the big name cameos followed by those of the Muppets.

If they wanted a musical trailer in Muppets style then they should have gone that way, frankly they've messed this up and lost what could have been a rather exciting trailer.



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