Before I review the new movie, let’s revisit what we were stuck with before the reboot, shall we? Nothing really wrong with this, just okay.
Yes, it’s a tv movie, so I’m not going to be too tough on it. Actually, there really is no need to get too worked up about it, anyway, since it’s not bad. The biggest problem is the same problem with any Muppet tv special and to a slightly lesser degree any Muppet movie: the insistence on featuring bleeding edge relevant “stars” in cameos. That always dates these things, since most famous people don’t stay famous for long.
While not on the level of adapted works like Christmas Carol or Treasure Island, they do a good job with the obvious jokes and even get some really good one-liners in there. Your enjoyment of this movie will depend largely on how amusing you find Pepe the Prawn; there’s a lot of him in this one…
The Representation Test Score: A (12 pts)
|Main Cast||Ashanti Dorothy Gale, Jeffrey Tambor Wizard, Quentin Tarantino Himself, David Alan Grier Uncle Henry|
|Release Date||Fri 20 May 2005 UTC|
|Director||Kirk R. Thatcher|
|Genres||Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music|
|Plot||This version of The Wizard of Oz is played by the Muppets!|
|Tagline||Hit the Bricks this May!|
|Writers||Debra Frank (teleplay) &, Steve L. Hayes (teleplay) …|