Muppets From Space (1999)
Critic Consensus: If Muppets from Space lacks the magic and wit of its cinematic predecessors, this pleasingly silly space romp is funny and clever enough to make for better-than-average family entertainment.
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as Agent Barker
as The Producer
as K. Edgar Singer
as Dr. Tucker
as Gate Guard
as Female Armed Guard
as Gen. Luft
as Man in Black/Himself
as Shelley Snipes
as TV Stage Manager
as Mikey the Cameraman
as Gate Guard
as Gate Guard
as TV Associate Producer
as Little Girl
as Mashed Potato Lady
as Joey Potter
as Space Agent #2
as Gonzo/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Waldorf/The Birdman
as Kermit the Frog/Rizzo the Rat/Beaker/Cosmic Fish
as Pepe the Prawn/Bobo as Rentro/Bubba the Rat
as Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam the Eagle
as Dr. Phil Van Neuter/Sal Minella
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Critic Reviews for Muppets From Space
The balance of character, plot, irreverent humor and innate decency that made some of the earlier Muppet movies so welcome is lost.
Muppets from Space proves that, without a solid script, a Muppet movie can be just as bad as any other dud.
The new Muppets movie lacks the kind of excitement the first ones generated.
Some of this is fun, some of it is extraneous, and by the end of Muppets From Space it's hard to tell the difference.
Thin in its ideas and surprises.
Draggy and awfully thin!
Audience Reviews for Muppets From Space
A case of the last good flick before the franchise lost its way, this is more fun Muppet mayhem but starting to lose their nack. The beginning sequence as all the Muppets wake up and have a good sing song is brilliant, show stopper for sure. Other nice moments include the 'Undercover Agency' with main baddie Jeff Tambor and his big dumb assistant 'Bobo the Bear' both of which are good for a laugh. Lots of cameos, most of which aren't really needed I guess but as time progresses it seems the Muppets tend to rely on more big cameos as an attraction. I guess the plot for this is a little weak really, that's the problem, 'Gonzo' is a great Muppet but maybe we didn't need to see where he comes from and the fact he's an alien doesn't really fit for me, oh well. This Muppet film just about holds my interest and just about delivers a decent addition to the Henson list. The laughs are OK and it looks reasonable if a little drab. For me they really should stick to adapting classic tales like they did with 'Treasure Island' and 'Christmas Carol'. There is also a lack of various other classic Muppets in this film, dunno why they decided to stick with just seven odd characters, guess that's why we have the big opening number to cover that eh. Oh, dont forget 'Pepe' dressing in his tutu, classic :)
No, no, no... We didn't need or want to know that Gonzo is an alien. I love Gonzo, but I love him as the weirdo of the group, the one who doesn't belong, many of us identify with that. This movie says, oh guess what, Gonzo isn't weird at all, he belongs somewhere, and if you identified with him before you were wrong about him. It made me really mad. This is the worst Muppets movie I've seen. Plus, it goes for all the stupid jokes that are supposed to make preteen boys laugh and no one else.
Though not being a personal fan favorite by many fans of the Muppets, I think it deserves more recognition than it has gotten. It delves into the past of my personal favorite Muppet, Gonzo, and the film is very creative, and of course very funny. Jeffrey Tambor does a great job as the villain agent who kidnaps Gonzo, and he comes off as being both a funny character, and a ruthless and horrible character. Also this is probably the Muppet movie that I quote the most, because a lot of the film's dialogue is so quotable and very funny, and to me it is the funniest of the Muppet films, but funniest doesn't mean it is my favorite.
Muppets From Space Quotes
|General Luft:||I hired you to get me an alien, and you give me doctored photos and spirals? You are on thin ice boy.|
|Fozzie Bear:||Should we just ask permission from those nice men with the rifles?|
|Sam Eagle:||There are no aliens here, only good old-fashioned, hard-working Americans, now get off my Kentucky blue-grass.|
|Additional Performer:||Pepe: You do that again I will slap you, I will slap you like a bad bad donkey, okay?|
|Additional Performer:||You do that again I will slap you, I will slap you like a bad bad donkey, okay?|