The Muppets Take Manhattan : 2 of 5
I'm continuing to watch the Muppet movies, but unfortunately they still aren't coming close to the fun of the original. That's not to say this third film isn't enjoyable, it's just doesn't have the pizazz of The Muppet Movie. This plot has the gang going to New York City to get their show produced on Broadway. We get to see Scooter ride a bike (guess that's a signature shot, now), and there are some cameos from the likes of Brooke Shields and the Sesame Street gang, but the best scene is when Miss Piggy dreams of all the Muppets together as babies (even though the song they sing is pretty bad), with Rowlf playing piano in diapers and little Gonzo crawling on all fours. Before the show opens, Kermit gets amnesia, which is cured by a Piggy karate chop, and then we get to see the big show as the final musical number. Kermit and Miss Piggy actually get married, and then the movie just ends - so abrupt that I was stunned! As I said, it's still a nice Muppet movie, but it leaves so much to be desired. I sure hope the next movie is better!