Today we’re talking about the 2021 special Muppets Haunted Mansion.
This was a love story to the beloved ride. The story is a bare bones outline of the ride with some touching moments in between.
The main characters are Gonzo and Pepe. I find Pepe extremely annoying, I’ve never been a fan of the womanizing characters. I understand why they used him for this story, though.
Gonzo goes through a good story arc and speaks to older fans and younger ones as well.
The rest of the muppets have nice cameos.
It was everything a good muppets movie should be. It had music, puns, and lots of jokes. I especially liked the shameless use of quotes from the ride.
Visuals and Music
It was a very well shot and designed film. The background details are designed for that cross-section of Haunted Mansion fans and Muppet fans. Down to muppet-a-fying the wallpaper.
The music is a lot of fun and I wish there had been more. I liked the spooky muppet show opening song version at the end.
Be warned that although this isn’t scary, it does have a lot of jump scares. The kids liked it, although the five year old found it too scary due to the jump scares.
It was nice and nostalgic for those of us that grew up with the muppets show and movies.
This is a wonderful mix of classic Muppet humour and nostalgia for the Haunted Mansion ride. The littles might dislike the jump scares, but overall it’s a lot of fun.
Final Score: 4 Stars out of 5.