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The Happytime Murders review: A strange film, not not funny enough

The Happytime Murders review: A strange film, not not funny enough
04 Sep
5:03

The Happytime Murders                                                        Cert: 15, 1hr 31mins 

Rating:

Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets and for millions of us the only real voice of Kermit the Frog, died 28 years ago, and for most of those three decades his legacy has seemed splendidly secure.

In the ten years after his father’s death, son Brian directed two Muppet feature films – including the much-loved Muppet Christmas Carol – and produced a third. Even when The Muppets were sold to Walt Disney in 2004, their future seemed set fair, despite only modest success at the box office for The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014).

And then Brian Henson – yes, the same Brian Henson who directed the delicious Muppet Christmas Carol – appeared to have what I can only describe as a brainstorm, convincing himself that what the world really n