Review: “The Muppets.”

On Saturday Night Live last week, Seth Meyers asks Kermit to explain the difference between a puppet and a Muppet. Kermit responds with, “A puppet is controlled by a person, whereas I am an actual talking frog.” After watching the old Muppet movies for decades, I still prefer to believe him. No other franchise evokes joy quite like Jim Henson’s prized characters, and director James Bobin‘s reboot The Muppets recaptures that elusive quality. As a terrific tribute and reboot, the movie never waivers from its infectiously positive good humor.

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