The Muppets are back in a big way in, of course, The Muppets. Kermit, Miss Piggy and the whole gang are back to save their theatre from being torn day by an evil oil tycoon. They have help in the form of Gary (Jason Segel), his Muppet wannabe brother Walter, and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams). The Muppets has everything that Muppet fans expect from a Muppet Movie: road trips, celebrity cameos, catchy songs, and jokes for both the kids and ones that are meant for adults.
The songs in The Muppets are great and for good reason, they were written by Bret McKenzie, one half of the Grammy winning duo, Flight of the Conchords. The opening musical number, “Life’s a Happy Song”, shows Jason Segel at his best, singing, dancing, and a few great comedic moments. Amy Adams is the great choice for the romantic pairing with Jason Segel, proving to be just as funny as Jason. The new Muppet character, Walter, is a terrific representation of Muppet fans. Walter wants to believe that the Muppets are still great and with the help of Gary, Mary, and him, the Muppets are on their way to greatness. One of the best parts in the movie was when Gary, Mary, and the gang of Muppets go to get Miss Piggy, who is now an editor at French Vogue. They are unable to get in because they do not have an appointment, so they pull the Muppet Man trick. Miss Piggy’s reaction to this trick is priceless.
The Muppets is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download. I recommend getting The Wocka Wocka value pack because not only do you get the Blu-ray and DVD, but also included is a digital copy of The Muppets (an actual digital copy, not the crappy Ultraviolet digital copy) and digital download of The Muppets soundtrack, which after watching the movie, you are going to want to hear again and again. If you are a member of the Disney Movie Rewards, there is a coupon for $5 off the Wocka Wocka value pack available to print off. Other great features on the Blu-ray are the blooper reel, all the parody trailers that were put out for The Muppets, and more.
The Muppets, whichever version you buy, is worth the money especially if you are a Muppet fan or someone who has never seen a Muppet movie.