“You remind me of the babe.”
David Bowie crafted some of the best music to ever tickle ears, and yet, when it comes down to it, you know this is what most people think of when his name pops up.
Good thing it’s a fab fantasy, a slightly-twisted, music-filled tale of The Goblin King making off with a human baby, before being challenged by the kid’s plucky sister.
Jennifer Connelly holds her own against Bowie – and all the wild ‘n woolly puppets crafted by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop – proving she’s not as bad a babysitter as we first thought.
Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat … a Studebaker.
From Fozzie chauffeuring Kermit across America, to Animal beatin’ the drums, to countless human guest stars like Steve Martin playing second banana, the Muppets first trip to the silver screen is a winner in every way.
The main storyline, for what it’s worth, concerns big daddy Charles Durning trying to rope in our favorite green felt amphibian to be a spokesman for Doc Hopper’s frog leg restaurants.
You’ll believe a frog can ride a bicycle!
That there’s an actual king-sized fork in the road!
And that movie magic still exists.