Blu-ray Review The Muppets
Directed by: James Bobin Cast: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper Running Time: 1 hr 38 mins Rating: PG Due Out: March 20, 2012
PLOT: Walter (voice of Peter Linz) dreams of hanging out with the Muppets, and now with the help of his brother Gary (Segel), they have a chance of bringing Kermit, Miss Piggy and the whole gang together to save Muppet Studios.
WHO’S IT FOR? If you are nostalgic for the Muppets, you’ll be thrilled to see this film and hopefully share it with your whole family.
Even the sunniest days can have a few clouds in them. That’s a line from the film, but it also captures exactly how I feel about The Muppets. For me, to watch a new Muppet movie makes it a very sunny day. It’s not a perfect film, yes there are a few clouds. I would have liked one or two more superstars show up. Jason Segel lets the Muppets star, but his character needed a little work, and just like in every musical, not every song works. Now that we’re done talking about the clouds, let’s get back to the sunshine.
The Muppets is a lesson in nostalgia. When I saw and loved Winnie the Pooh earlier this year, I stressed that you were nostalgic for Pooh whether you knew it or not. Well, in The Muppets they throw nostalgia right in your face and hope it sticks. For me, it absolutely does. Within the movie, the Muppets have been forgotten and they are reminding the people in that movie that the Muppets have a place in your heart.
I have seen this film three times now. It gets better. With the insane amount of extras, the fantastic soundtrack and an audio commentary (somehow without Kermit) this is a must buy. I want more Muppets … the Muppets that I remember. Bobin and Segel have given it a great effort, and also given the Muppets the best chance to survive going forward. I’m hoping for more sunny days. And just to make sure we understand each other, sunny = more Muppet movies.
MOVIE SCORE: 9/10
Scratching the Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of The Muppets - A surprisingly shallow but profoundly absurd look at Muppets and humans working together to make cinematic history.
A little Screen Test On The Way To The Read-Through - The Muppets bring the wocka wocka wocka to a routine camera test.
Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song
Unreleased Theatrical Spoof Trailers - And More!
Audio Commentary - With Jason Segel, James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller
Disney Intermission - Pause the movie and see what happens!
The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History**) **We Think - Includes Muppets! Stars! And one ridiculously long chicken joke! What more do you need?
Digital Copy of Feature Film
Digital Full-Length Original Soundtrack