I must confess that the first red band trailer that I ever saw was for The Happytime Murders. The above Trailer #1 is NOT that version. Even though it is sanitized, the end of this trailer gives you some idea that this is NOT Sesame Street. The movie is now rated R (strong crude and sexual content throughout, and some drug material), even though I am skeptical. The official RESTRICTED trailer is still available on the internet, but it can only be described as Muppet Porn. If humans were doing this, it would be rated XXX and not seen in your local theaters.
No Sesame. All Street.
Sesame Street tried to block the use of this tagline, but was unsuccessful. The Judge said this was a “humorous, pithy way” to distinguish Happytime Murders from the beloved children’s show. Happytime Murders is directed by Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets, so there certainly is some confusion. Even though they talk about the “new world” that Brian Henson has created, it still looks like the Muppets. They just are no longer so innocent. I don’t think this is what Jim Henson had in mind. My grandmother would say that “Jim Henson is rolling over in his grave.”
To Review Or Not To Review
Ordinarily, this column would be entitled Tuesday Morning Tea. If you noticed, I needed something stronger to address this topic, hence, Tuesday Morning Tequila. At this point, the question is not whether I am going to review the movie so much as whether I am going to see it. That is yet to be determined. It will be interesting to see the critics’ take on this flick. Will they consider this a funny parody or a dreadful abomination? The projected gross for the first weekend is $18 million with a final domestic total of $47 million. In any case, please don’t stumble into this movie with your grandchildren. One way or the other, you will go home very disappointed.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my Tuesday morning rant!