Directed by: James Bobin // Written by: Nicholas Stoller & James Bobin // Starring: Ricky Gervais, Tiny Fey, Ty Burrell & The Muppets
Based simply on how much I loved the last Muppets movie, I knew I wouldn’t enjoy this in the same way. I was fairly happy with it though. The plot’s probably more trouble than it’s worth and it doesn’t quite have the same heart to it, but it’s still full of all the nice little jokes and references you’d expect from The Muppets, so there are definitely still laughs there. I mean, is there really anyone who wouldn’t want to see Danny Trejo belting out ‘I Hope I Get It’ in an all male, all prisoner performance of A Chorus Line? No, I didn’t think so. So yeah, it’s not amazing, but I’m still very much on board with The Muppets and what they’re all about.
Directed by: James Griffiths // Written by: Jon Brown & Nick Frost // Starring: Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones, Kayvan Novak, Olivia Colman, Ian McShane
It could barely be any more by-the-numbers, but there’s no part of me that wants to moan about that. I watched it with my family and I think everyone enjoyed it a fair bit. It’s just eminently likeable. Simple underdog story, a strong cast, a few nice lines and a good enough soundtrack to make you wonder for half a moment why you’ve never gotten into Latin music. I liked it.
Well, I can’t quite decide how satisfied I am by the way things played out for me personally, but having watched an alternative route on YouTube, what I can say is that I’m very impressed by the distinct differences made by my choices. I tried to play Bigby as somewhat complicated; doing the “right” thing in some places, failing to contain his Big Bad Wolf self in others. I have a feeling, though, that some of the dialogue in the later stages would have come together a bit better if I’d been a bit more consistent in my choices. Whatever though. I still enjoyed the game a hell of a lot and I can’t wait for more Telltale awesomeness.
So, yeah, I decided to finally get back to watching this show and here are two things: