Cinema: Muppets From Space

Directed by Tim Hill

Gonzo is not just another daredevil. But who is he? Where did he come from? Muppets from Space supplies him with a simple answer to those questions. He's an alien from outer space, and this dear little movie eventually presents him with a choice: return to his kind in a galaxy far away, or stay with his earthling buddies, the Muppets. The answer may be obvious; but bringing Gonzo to his senses gives the Muppets briskly economical opportunities to satirize government, media excesses and cult sci-fi's more tiresome tropes.

--By Richard Schickel

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