The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz is a 2005 American fantasy television film directed by Kirk Thatcher and starring Ashanti and The Muppets with supporting roles done by Jeffrey Tambor, Quentin Tarantino, David Alan Grier and Queen Latifah. The film is an modernized adaptation of  L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. The film received generally mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and fans alike and has gone down in history as one of the worst Muppets films ever.

Plot

In a Muppet version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy (Ashanti) joins the Scarecrow (Kermit the Frog), the Tin Thing (Gonzo) and the Cowardly Lion (Fozzie) to fight the Wicked Witch of the West (Miss Piggy).

Why It Sucks

  1. The film lacks the charm of the Muppets because usually, they have charm because almost every joke is funny. But the jokes are just awful, dumb, annoying, unfunny, and tasteless.
  2. Bad acting; especially from Ashanti as Dorothy.
  3. Terrible attempts at humor (e.g. burp and fart jokes).
  4. The songs are abysmal and atrocious, like "The Witch is in the House".
  5. Sexual innuendos in a kids' movie, like the scene where Toto touches Tin Thing's nipples.
  6. The celebrity appearances are not funny, nor do they even have a point, like the scene where Quentin Tarantino interviews Kermit about the movie itself.
  7. Horrid CGI effects.
  8. The story itself is stupid, tiresome and rips off the original Wizard of Oz, which this one sucks at storytelling.
  9. Some bad choices for one of the Muppets playing the characters; for example, Kermit, the smartest Muppet, plays the Scarecrow and Pepe, a king prawn, plays Toto.
  10. Wasted the talents of Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Jeffrey Tambor and Kelly Osbourne.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. "When I'm With You" is the only decent song in the entire movie.
  2. Some decent performances from the Muppets.
  3. The scene with Quentin Tarantino is pretty funny.

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