It’s Christmas and time for The Muppet Christmas Carol movie review!
- The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Review (1992)
- Directed By Brian Henson
- Based on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”
- Music By Miles Goodman
- Starring Michael Caine ; Steven Mackintosh ; Meredith Braun ; Robin Weaver ; Jessica Fox
Who doesn’t like the Muppets? The good news they are bang on form in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). Gonzo narrates as Charles Dickens, Scrooge is played by Michael Caine and Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit. But what about Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear? They play Emily Cratchit and Fozziwig respectively.
This really is great stuff right from the start, with songs like Scrooge “There goes Mr. Skinflints, there goes Mr. Greed” it really gets you into the right mood. Now I’m not going to reveal the story of A Christmas Carol here other than to say, as I did in my review of Scrooge 1951, it’s a tale of redemption for Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable miser and of course it’s set at Christmas!
What the Muppets do is take this classic Christmas story and make it an entertaining muscial spectacular that is full of classic muppet humour. Michael Caine is excellent and really lends weight to the character of Ebenezer Scrooge through his interaction with the Muppets.
Not all the Muppets movies have been great, certainly the most recent ones anyway, but The Muppet Christmas Carol is a true classic and one of the best in the film series.
What we have here are plenty of great songs that stick in your head and more importantly the kids heads. But if your children do watch this at least it will be a change from hearing Let it go from Frozen. (Can’t wait for Frozen 2? sarcasm…)
This really is the perfect Christmas film that the whole family will enjoy, so why not check it out, I’m sure it will be on televsion on one of the many channels we have now. If you choose to buy it make you sure you go for the Blu-ray version providing of course you have a method of playing blu-rays.
If you enjoyed The Muppet Christmas Carol then check our these:
- The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
- Scrooge (1951)
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
- It Could Happen to You (1994)
- The Preacher’s Wife (1996)
- City of Angels (1998)
So what is my The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992) movie rating?
- Movie Rating: RECOMMENDED
- Blu-ray Picture & Sound: GOOD
The Muppet Christmas Carol is available on Blu-ray now.
If you are looking for a Christmas movie to watch with the kids this week the Muppets is perfect.
Have a great Christmas and if you are still not convinced by my recommendation check out the original 1992 trailer…
I hope you are enjoying our recommended movie series as we have only just started…
That concludes my The Muppet Christmas Carol movie review. Do you agree that its a classic? Agree or disagree please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM POPCORN CINEMA SHOW !!!
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Summary: The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Review
Movie title: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Movie description: The Muppet's version of Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol
Duration: 86 mins
Director(s): Brian Henson
Actor(s): Michael Caine
Genre: Christmas, Comedy
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Rating
This is the Muppets on form and at their best, a true Christmas classic.