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A good movie

To be honest, I actually never watched ‘Sesame Street’ when I was a kid and I can’t say I was a huge fan of The Muppets either but, since this movie was directed by Ron Howard and since it was available on Disney+, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, I have to admit that I was quite impressed after all. I mean, the movie itself was a rather basic documentary, there was really nothing fancy about it but I was just really impressed by Henson’s legacy. I mean, sure, I had heard about the guy but, as mentioned before, I never really cared much about his work (it’s not that I didn’t try, I have actually watched all the Muppets movies). Well, thanks for this movie, I really got to understand why he was actually a genius and probably one of the most influential artists that ever worked on television, no less than that. Sure, like everyone else, he was chasing the money but not as an end but as a mean to an end. Unfortunately, 30 years after his death, we have reached an all-time low in this area as every studio and every streaming service only talks about delivering as much 'content' as possible instead of trying to deliver something that might be actually good. Concerning Henson’s private life, they didn’t really go to deep in this area but it seemed  pretty obvious that he severely neglected his wife and kids. Unfortunately, I think it’s unreasonable to expect from such a genius to have also a peachy family life and I don’t think you can have both things, having such an amazing seemingly all-consuming professional life and also have an harmonious personal life as well. Of course, he died really young which was really tragic but, considering his crazy work ethic, you might wonder if he would have been able to last much longer anyway (seriously, at the end of his life, he looked more like someone in his 70’s than someone in his early 50’s). Anyway, to conclude, even if it was nothing really ground-breaking, I thought it was still a decent watch and it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in Jim Henson’s work. 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 week ago on 9 June 2024 12:10