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Plot: The Muppets' twist on the classic tale. Runtime: 99 mins Release Date: 16 Feb 1996
Yo ho ho and a bottle of...fun! (by BroadwayBaby76)
Although this film has taken quite a beating since its release, I fail to understand why. The songs are catchy, the script is hilarious, and the performances are stellar.Let's start with the music. Whether it's the wonderfully fun "Cabin Fever," the touching "Love Led Us Here," or another one of the wide array of tunes, nobody can say that they are inferior to any other Muppets melodies.The script is full of one liners and clever dialogue that never grows old, delivered by a cast and vocal talents who are incredibly talented. Tim Curry, sinister and wonderful as <more>
ever, plays Long John Silver to perfection. Billy Connolly is also worth mentioning, despite his brief appearance in the film. And young Jim Hawkins is just as he should be, albeit surrounded by a crew of muppet pirates.This is my favorite Muppet film, and I think everybody should give it a try and embrace a different sort of humor-filled extravaganza.
Muppet Treasure Island relies heavily on incongruity, and the contrast between the Muppet world and reality. The directing and music are pure swashbuckler -- the opening sequence is brilliant, with a dark pirate song with sprinklings of straight-faced jest, setting the mood for the film.Many of the gags are cheap shots -- roll is called for Old Tom, Real Old Tom, and Dead Tom, along with Headless Bill yes, he's headless and Big Fat Ugly Bug-Faced Baby-Eating O'Brien a Geena Davis look-alike who barks "Aye" in a rough bass . Others are character humor, such as the exchange <more>
in which Rizzo laments that they are "captured by crazed wild pigs and about to be sacrificed hideously on a pagan altar," to which Gonzo breathlessly adds, "Are we lucky or what?!" Anachronisms abound, such as when Miss Piggy reflects on her dalliances with the murderous Captain Flint and her most recent beau, Long John Silver, who has tied her by the feet and left her dangling at the edge of a cliff. "You know," she muses, "I'm beginning to see a pattern in the men I date." A Greek chorus of tourist rats adds a surrealistic touch of The Love Boat.For all the silliness, characters are still able to develop. Jim's love for Long John Silver is real, and the betrayal cuts to the quick. Their parting scene is heart rending but not overdone. Jim simply chokes out, "Now take your oars and row away. I don't want to see you again, ever."Brian Henson has done his father proud.
A-Hoy! This film had an excellent depiction of pirates. Tim Curry should have won an Oscar for his dead on performance as the second best pirate in history. Second to me, of course. Professional Pirate is also one of the best songs ever written and recorded, I suggest you listen to it daily, as I do. If you don't agree, I have a black spot with your name on it. - Capt. Scholten -
One of my favourite Muppet Movies! (by TheLittleSongbird)
I am 16, and I absolutely love this movie. I absolutely love Muppets Christmas Carol as well, but here there is Tim Curry and a great storyline based on one of the best children's books ever. It is a little slow at the beginning, but that is the ONLY thing wrong with it. i can't believe the rating is so low for this movie, it should be more than a 6.5 surely. Don't rate it low because of the target audience, which is children. Believe me, adults will enjoy it too. The set designs as usual in a Muppet movie are splendid, and the songs by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil are fun, and are <more>
embedded with great jokes. My favourite is Professional Pirate, which has the best lines of the film, but Cabin Feaver is wonderfully upbeat as well. Tim Curry, the most underrated actor and performer alive today, gives an outstanding performance, that has only been surpassed by Pennywise the Dancing Clown and FrankNFurter. He is at his element here, and he even gives his trademark...The Cheshire Cat grin! The relationship between Silver and Hawkins, played by the immensely talented Kevin Bishop, was so well developed, that the ending seemed poignant. I could see that both Curry and Bishop looked as though they were fighting back tears in that scene In fact their relationship was developed better than it was in the book. The Muppets were excellent here, especially Gonzo and Rizzo, who never disappoint. There were some absentees and some additions, most notably Clueless Morgan. Kermit and Miss Piggy have a touching romance, that for once doesn't take too long. Billy Conolly gives an entertaining rendition of Billy Bones, and Jennifer Saunders was hysterical as Mrs Bluebridge. One word of advice; never watch the Muppets Wizard Of Oz! It is dreadful, and without doubt is the worst Muppet movie to date. Watch this though! You'll never regret it. Two Thumbs up and a 9/10. Bethany Cox.
The best pirate movie there ever was (by poebelsmurfen)
This is simply my favorite Muppet movie. The adaption of this classic story written Robert Louis Stevenson into a Muppet world is, in my opinion, one of the best adaption ever made in the history of Muppet movies.The movie is quite family friendly, but I can say, as an adult, that I enjoyed it immensely. The humor is never dull, and the numerous musical numbers in this movie makes it a pearl in the world of the Muppets.I'd just like to point out Tim Curry's role in this movie. Casting him as Long John Silver just adds to the already sky-high quality. With Tim Curry you get both good <more>
acting AND good singing.If you like pirate themed movies, and are not afraid to please your inner child, this movie is most definitely for you!
Brian Henson's best! Not Jim's mind you (by TOMNEL)
stars: Kevin Bishop, Tim Curry, Billy Connely and Jennifer Saunders.Muppeteers: Steve Whitmire as Kermit the frog, Rizzo, Beaker and others.Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Hunnydew, Waldorf and Zoot.Jerry Nelson as Blind Eyed Pew, Statler, Mad Monty, Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Robin the frog and others.Frank Oz as Sam the Eagle, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Animal.Kevin Clash as Polly the Lobster and others.Bill Barretta as Clueless Morgan, Rowlf the dog and others.John Henson as Sweetums and Sal Manilla.Brian did an excellent job in directing this! It's much better than the <more>
mediocre Christmas Carol. So anyways, it's about Muppets and some humans heading to an island with treasure and having trouble when the captain Kermit, of course , finds out that half the ship's crew are pirates and that mutiny is on the horizon. Not only clever, but has some very catchy tunes, even without Paul Williams. All the human's performances were surprisingly excellent, especially Tim Curry as a seemingly nice pirate. Muppet fans may or may not be mad that puppet Scooter not only doesn't have any lines, but isn't even seen in the movie! Another Muppet fact is that Rowlf also barely appears, only in a small role at the beginning, but oh well, it's still the Muppets!My favorite line in the movie: Zoot: Hey! I don't get it. Are we on the good guys side, or are we with the pirates? Floyd Pepper: Hey man. Don't get so wrapped up in politics, just play the gig!My rating-A. 92 mins. rated G, but contains violence and some mild language.
I own the entire Muppet Movie collection, and have watched them all, many times. While this is not my personal favorite, it is easily the best of the line. As an adaptation of a classic work, as was the Muppet Christmas Carol, this zany recreation holds some intrigue, some good tense moments, and great laughs, while managing to project a strong moral center.With the wild popularity of Disney's Pirates line, I can see why a reissue of this work was necessary. With Tim Curry as Long John Silver, HOW could you go wrong? This is great fun, wildly entertaining, and just plain good.It rates a <more>
The nineties were not a kind decade for the Muppets. It began with the death of their creator and mastermind, Jim Henson, followed just two years later by the passing of another gifted principal Muppeteer, Richard Hunt. They returned to the big screen in 1992 with a critical and financial success, "Muppet Christmas Carol", but after that were bombarded with more unfortunate setbacks. While their 1996 venture, "Muppet Treasure Island" did reasonable business, it was met with disappointment by critics and fans. A new television series, "Muppets Tonight" was <more>
cancelled after just one shaky season. They then came back in 1999 with a new movie, "Muppets from Space", their first original story in over fifteen years - which unfortunately met with more mixed reviews and bombed in theatres. Finally, Jim Henson company was in financial trouble and acquired by a German entertainment corporation, which was running into money problems itself and left the future of the Muppets in question.So, as mentioned above, "Muppet Treasure Island" came in the middle of this 10-year semi-slump for the Muppets, and in my opinion, the critics hit the mark on it. It is a somewhat empty, substanceless adventure that attempts to run in the same vein as "Christmas Carol" but fails to carry with it the magic. Once again Gonzo and Rizzo are the real stars here, and that has it's downside. They are great supporting characters, but it's Kermit, Fozzie & Piggy that are more suited for the limelight in these kinds of things. Surprisingly, another Frank Oz character, Sam the Eagle, becomes a bigger star than Fozzie and Piggy in this film, but doesn't bring his usual humour to the role. And another Oz favourite, Animal, is virtually absent, muttering two measly lines in the background of one scene and is never heard from again. But I digress, as it's hard to squeeze all those lovable characters into the film in equel portions, especially when there is such a demanding story to cater to they even make a nice joke out of a similar situation regarding the Swedish Chef! .Another big problem here would have to be the music. This is where Disney's involvement comes in bigtime, and really tears the movie apart. Music has always been a strong point of the Muppets, but here the tunes are quite forgettable, to say the least. Hans Zimmer, of "The Lion King" fame does a really bland job of giving the muppets something to sing.The movie isn't horrible, it just feels a bit empty, as if the Muppets are being misused. This is leaps and bounds away from "The Muppet Movie". Maybe it's just depressing to see the Muppets being reduced to Disney-esque takes on classic novels, but this is the first Muppet movie where I really felt I was watching a kiddy-flick.
I found this film to be on the lesser end of the Muppet spectrum, but it is above Muppets from space and some other flicks from 96. The plot of course takes from Stevenson's classic about a group of pirates who get on a ship headed for an island full of treasure. A lot of fun if you like the Muppets like I do, but I guess it isn't as great and inspired as the original 1979 Muppet Movie. Oh well, at least Tim Curry has fun with Long John Silver. B+