I don’t know; maybe I’m just really excited to see these characters returning to the big screen. Or any screen, in fact. But something about this trailer just worked for me. Maybe not as much as the three parody trailers (which were fantastic), but I still loved this trailer. There’s a certain sense of excitement I get from just seeing these characters again, something that the trailer is fully aware of and is taking advantage of. You can easily qualify this trailer as a desperate grasp at getting nostalgia from fans but hell, I don’t care. Forced or not, I’m just happy to see these characters on the top of their game once again. Consider me excited.
Official Plot Synopsis:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.