The Happy Time Murders trailer makes the Muppets look hardcore!

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I am sure everyone has heard of rule 34. Okay, by the look on Trevor’s face, not everyone. So here you go, thanks to Urban Dictionary:

Rule 34
Generally accepted internet rule that states that pornography or sexually related material exists for any conceivable subject.

I mention this rule because I had never seen a Muppet ejaculate. Now that I have, I will never be the same. Gone are my childhood memories from the awesome Jim Henson and his Muppets. Gone are all the lessons from Big Bird and the Count. Left are burnt images of police brutality meted out from a puppet who smokes. Flashing through my mind are the words ‘for 50 Cent’s I’ll suck your d*ck’ from a hobo, crack-head muppet! I am talking about the first trailer for the upcoming The Happy Time Murders of course! This movie looks like the lovechild of an unholy union between Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Last Action Hero with spices of Sausage Party. Yes I am intrigued. Here’s what the gist is:

No Sesame. All Street. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.

What the hell did I just watch?! You know I really enjoyed it up until our blue protagonist sprays his office with… Well, let’s just move on. The movie looks absurd – and I do like absurd. Someone who I usually do not particularly like though is Melissa McCarthy. She usually plays the ‘I am so fat, laugh!’ card which I think is low-brow. Putting her in a world where puppets live side-by-side with humans might give her more space to be you know, actually funny, so there is hope. Joining her are Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, and Elizabeth Banks with Brian Henson as director.

Yes, he is Jim Henson’s son and the Chairman of the Jim Henson Company, so this is as official as it gets. This could turn out to be great fun though so I’ll cover it for you when it’s released on the 17 of August. What do you think? Is this an abomination or something that could spur a whole bunch of new puppet-led movies?

Last Updated: May 22, 2018

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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