Brian Henson still at the helm hopefully means this will be awesome.
Tim Curry and Billy Connolly? …nice.
This opening song is very piratey and ominous. And SOOOO much better than that crap at the beginning of the third “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.
What the heck were those mosquito Muppets? That was weird.
…murder in the air? …These Muppet movies are getting quite glib about some pretty scary stuff.
Wow. Flint just shot and killed his crew in cold blood. During a musical number. …yep. This Muppet movie has definitely set a tone QUITE early on. I might be slightly scared were I a kid watching this.
Oh, crazy drunk Irishman. Lovely.
That tankard had no bottom. It is, without a doubt, the worst tankard in the history of tankards.
Hm. This innkeeper is rather… Abrupt. Yeah, that’s the word.
When the heck did Gonzo and Rizzo become the Muppets spokesmuppets?
How does the innkeeper do what, Gonzo? Hear you all right outside shouting loudly and respond?
Okay. I may be being nitpicky, since I’m a singer, but I’m not fond of the airy, almost nose-held quality of young Jim Hawkins’ singing.
Who gave the drunk a loaded sword?
Does the “How does she do that” have to become a running gag? The answer is, you all are very loud.
Random blind Muppet is only slightly more clumsy than most of the Muppets.
Ah. At least Rizzo noticed that the dead person was a little more adult that one would think.
The humor in this movie is seeming a little forced at times. Like the Jimmy-Jim-Jim-Jim-Jimmy-Jim-repeat ad nauseum.
Every pirate’s gear should include glasses with a fake mustache and nose.
I admit, I like that the movie got educational for a brief moment. Well, at least as educational as Weird Al has ever gotten with the running with scissors warning.
Ah. Looks like it’s time for the Muppets to prove they’re worse pirates than anyone could imagine. Being lead by a blind guy can’t help.
Well, looks like the lady’s bodice is rather useful.
This gunpowder scene would have been much more entertaining had “Yakkety Sax” been playing.
…I do believe the lady just kicked right through a stone wall. …color me impressed. Or purple, I’ve not really got too many preferences.
Jim desperately needs to wash his face. He doesn’t look dirty so much as stupid.
…so, in this movie, Fozzie isn’t just dumb, he’s actually mentally ill. Schizophrenic, I believe. And the Muppets ward in the asylum keeps on adding rooms…
Man, with that one line, they’ve managed to alienate all the rich half-wit sons in the world. Unless, of course, they’re all too half-witted to realize they’ve been insulted.
Aw, poor Statler and Waldorf, being stuck on the front of the boat. Less heckling to happen that way. Sad day.
Shishkabobed stowaways? Until I see that on Iron Chef, I’m going to assume Long John Silver is a hack chef. Even if he has a successful fast food chain.
Raised Polly from a fingerling? I thought fingerlings were potatoes.
Ooh, a Disney joke. I guess they’re allowed to do that, what with Disney’s ownership or whatnot.
Sam the Eagle as Mr. Arrow is probably the best casting of Muppets thus far.
Hopping mad? Come now. You guys used that joke back in “The Muppet Movie.” I’m calling it: The Muppets have jumped the shark.
Oh, Rizzo. Ever the entrepreneur. And cause of rat infestations.
There seem to be quite a few new Muppets in this movie. Many of which look rather silly.
Dangit, Jim. Your singing messed up the cool of the song. Oh, no, it’s okay. Curry saved it. Partly by reminding me of “Spamalot,” which is loads of fun.
Ah, visual puns and seedy characters. Ooh, and a pretty lady… with a man’s voice. Eek. Didn’t realize Cher would be in this movie.
…Getting rid of all the alcohol? Okay, even if the crew wasn’t a bunch of cutthroat mutinous pirates, they would certainly be mutinous after all the alcohol got tossed out.
OH MY GOD, SILVER AND HAWKINS ARE BROTHERS. …THAT ARE SOMEHOW ONLY A YEAR APART.
…did Silver just call Hawkins smart as paint? …I’m pretty certain paint is rather stupid. Maybe that’s just me, though. I mean, I only work with the stuff all the time.
I think Tim Curry is contractually obligated to have a creepy laugh and/or creepy smile in everything he does.
…Gonzo is made of rubber or something. And sounds like he’s getting waaaaaay too much enjoyment out of being tortured. Like, creepy enjoyment.
Aw, no more Gonzthulhu.
Ah, yes. The map will be safe in the WOODEN CABINET. Which could be hacked or kicked open. Easily.
5 days in the doldrums would probably suck massively.
I admit, I’m rather entertained by the cultural diversity represented in the “Cabin Fever” musical sequence. Positively delightful. …Why, no, I’m not emulating the random proper British pirates at all…
Word vomit: The enemy of all good guys. They need a pill for that. Good job keeping that secret a secret, Jim.
Okay. Fozzie told you all that Silver helped pick the crew. Why the heck are you people still trusting him? Too much felt, not enough brains.
Starfish in your pants? …Gonzo, you’re all sorts of messed up.
Wow. Jim, you’re bad at this doing things right thing, aren’t you? You hold the crutch at the end, not in the middle.
Too true, Electric Mayhem. Play the gig. Play on.
Poor Silver, only with the one number. But what a fun number it is.
I bet if the military had a song like this one, they’d have a much higher recruitment rate.
Where is afraid in the scale of bed-wetting and near death?
Oh, no! Tribal pigs!
“Well, there’s an informed opinion.” That may be the funniest line in this movie.
Gonzo has some serious problems. The prospect of his violent death seems to excite him in ways that shouldn’t really be discussed in a kid’s movie.
Flobert the anteater is either a jerk or getting back at Piggy for her assumed violence against him.
Huzzah, extreme violence from Piggy against Kermit.
Man, dual-wielding violence is extremely prevalent in this movie.
Is this the porkish chef or something?
Good to know at least one of the mutinous pirates is a God-fearing Christian. Got to keep a moral compass somehow. …but, man, those other pirates are idiots.
Holy crap. How long has Arrow been rowing?
Kermit left Piggy on the altar? …Wow, what a jerk.
Benjamina kind of went around, didn’t she?
Ah, the power of the boom-boom sticks. I thought those were usually to be used against zombies.
I wonder if Honeydew did his research on Wikipedia. …even if he did, it seemed to work. Pirate v. Ninja may still be in contention, but Pirate v. Ghost seems to have a solid answer.
Okay, I really wanted that golden statue Sweetums grabbed to be an Oscar. In other news, I love how Kermit and Piggy are singing about love leading them here (a.k.a. to their likely deaths), while the pirates throw the treasure around joyously in the background.
These spyglasses don’t seem to be terribly useful.
Ah, Statler and Waldorf do something useful: More heckling. I suppose saving Kermit and Piggy is good, too.
…Piggy just kicked that guy in the nuts. …Harsh.
Kermit is totally ruining all the hard work of the costuming department. The good guys in this movie are kind of jerks.
…how did they lock the pirates away without the keys? The keys that Long John apparently had? …PLOT HOLE! I CALL PLOT HOLE!
That’s quite a bit of treasure Silver’s getting away with.
Aaaand there’s the karma. I hope Jim and company got to keep SOME of the treasure, considering a couple of chests of it are about to sink to the bottom of the ocean.
…Oh, wait. Wow, the rat diving team recovered it. …neat.
And sticking around through the credits shows that Silver gets stuck on the island with a worse comedian than Fozzie. …I’m not sure he deserves that…
This is neither my favorite Muppet film nor my favorite “Treasure Island” interpretation (I rather enjoy “Treasure Planet”). This is also one of those Muppet movies I got into rather late, only watching it for the first time this past year. It is, however, a decent film with fun, memorable songs (if my three links aren’t proof enough of that) and great comic moments. As I’m sure you’re aware. And if you’re not, then you need to go back to the top and re-read the post. Seriously. Anyway, not my favorite Muppet film, but fun and definitely not the worst Muppet film. I’ll save any judgment for least favorite Muppet film after I watch “Muppets in Space” and “The Muppets.”