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Year
1996
Runtime
99 min.
Directors
Brian Henson, David Lane
Genres
Action, Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
18,342
Checks
4,034
Favs
153
Dislikes
21
Favs/checks
3.8% (1:26)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. Spacepimp's avatar

    Spacepimp

    Muppets will be muppets. Much darker than anticipated. Tim Curry is always a blast. 5 months 3 weeks ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I think the Muppets are never as delightful as when they star in a literary adaptation. Their Christmas Carol is of course a classic. Muppet Treasure Island is another. Maybe it's because it gives them license to go darker, in deference to the original material. Treasure Island is probably the darkest they've gone, with murders happening through the first sea shanty, and jokes about death ("in a kids' movie?!") occurring with some frequency. If the audience (whatever its age) can take it, it's because the Muppets being treated like actors - and Gonzo and Rizzo playing themselves and breaking the fourth wall - lets you know it's not "real" and no harm is actually done. I mean, this is a version of Stevenson's classic that includes rats playing shuffleboard and using the island as a resort. If the two wall-breakers are definitely the highlights, props to Miss "I can't believe they found a way to include her" Piggy is probably even funnier. Tim Curry as Long John Silver is - I'm gonna say it - relatively restrained, so you can believe in his relationship with Jim, but also obviously LOVING it, which he always does. If you're looking for a treasure on the island, it's him. And fun songs too, whether it's the sweet ballads, the sea shanties, or Caribbean music. We're due another Muppet Classic adaptation... but what should it be? 1 year 1 month ago
  3. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Not as good as the original, but okey 10 years 9 months ago
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