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Nicole Kato

Muppets Most Wanted

Teryl Garcia
Theatre for Young Audiences coordinator at Kennedy Theatre

Where and with whom did you see the movie?

(I saw it at) Ward 16 (with) Tori Wenman.

Overall, what did you think?

I loved it.

I’ve been a huge fan of The Muppets my whole life and was a little apprehensive, but I think this film captured the spirit of The Muppets.

Without giving away the ending, what was one of your favorite scenes?

The first scene is great. It is funny, a great lead-in to a sequel and a good way to get the audience hooked.

On a scale of one to four stars, what would you rate this film?

★★★★!

What did you think of the cinematography?

For the most part, the cinematography was spot-on, but there were some spots where it seemed like they tried to incorporate CGI (computer-generated imagery), which was jarring. Luckily there weren’t many of these.

Was the message/theme clear?

Like many family movies, this one had several positive themes that came through clearly.

To whom would you recommend this movie?

Everyone – anyone of any age could enjoy this movie.

Did any of the actors stand out?

Ty Burrell (who plays Jean Pierre Napoleon) had one of the smaller human roles, but he stole the scenes he was in.

Did you identify with any of the characters?

I really connected with Kermit’s inner issue of “Am I really needed anymore?”

Did the soundtrack contribute significantly to the film?

The music in this movie was not only clever and entertaining, but it also was used to give out information, further the plot and transition scenes in a way that was fun for the audience.

Would you buy this movie when it comes out on DVD?

Definitely!

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Popcorn makes the movie experience.

On a different note, what’s new with you?

I am currently the puppet designer for UH-Manoa Kennedy Theatre’s The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. (Gappers tells the story of the smart and hardworking girl Capable, her recently widowed father and her neighbors in the village of Frip.)

It runs April 11-20.

For more information, please check out hawaii.edu/kennedy/.

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