When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case. – Source
I am going to come straight out with it…I have not been all that enthused about the revival of The Muppets at all. 2011’s THE MUPPETS was just OK, THE MUPPETS MOST WANTED was a lackluster sequel and the short-lived THE MUPPETS TV series was not my cup of tea either. I had honestly gotten to the point where I didn’t really care much for these friggin’ Muppets. But then I saw the trailer for THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS.
In my wildest dreams I never thought I would see the day that anyone associated with Jim Henson’s Muppets would put out an R-rated filthy, violent movie complete with non-stop profanity and graphic Muppet sex let alone Henson’s own son. But I am pretty damn glad that Brian Henson did.
This trailer was laugh out loud funny and brought back memories of the 1989 Peter Jackson movie, MEET THE FEEBLES that was a truly adult take on the old Muppets TV show. And until I saw the HAPPYTIME trailer I didn’t realize just how much I missed the insanity of watching felt puppets behave in the most raunchy and abominable ways possible.
And luckily the folks behind this movie were able to land Melissa McCarthy because she is the perfect actress to seamlessly work her brand of over-the-top, bawdy physical humor into a movie that looks to be nothing but over-the-top scene after over-the-top scene. I am so excited to see this movie that I can hardly wait for August 17th to get here.