Brian Henson said that this movie bombing at the theaters contributed to his father's death. I don't have much trouble believing that. It's obvious that Jim Henson put his heart and soul into this picture. It is truly spectacular to witness the result of what is Jim Henson's, one of the most creative men who ever lived, most imaginative work. This movie take Muppets from zany hand puppets to masterful artistic visions that have yet to be equaled. If you haven't seen this yet, or if you haven't seen it since you were a kid, go out and pick up a copy; you'll like it even better as an adult than you did as a child. That was probably one of its problems: how do you market a movie that appeals to the 15-100 age demographic to the 4-12 crowd? If only this would have been a hit, and Jim Henson would still be with us. Who knows how far fantasy film would have progressed with him standing tall behind the camera, giving us wonderful worlds the like of which we had never seen, and now, sadly, never will.
I'd give it 10 Juicy squirts out of a possible 10
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