One of the year’s best-loved family comedies and among the best reviewed films of 2011, Disney’s “The Muppets,” starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and favorite celebrity couple Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy — debuted on March 20 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand formats. We received the Wocka Wocka Value Pack for review and I was thankful for that because I went to my local Best Buy and they were sold out of it! So when this came in I was uber-happy.
I watched it today for the first time and it was everything that I wanted it to be. It was funny, family friendly and the story wasn’t overly complicated or hard to follow.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
My four year old REALLY liked this movie. His favorite part was watching the chickens “sing” to Cee Lo Green’s Forget You. I, on the other hand, loved it every time Chris Cooper’s character did his maniacal laugh.
I should also mention this lovely feature that we experienced while watching it on Blu-ray… their groundbreaking industry first — ‘Disney Intermission.’ It’s a hilarious all-new feature that allows viewers to press Pause on their remote control and watch as the Muppets take over the screen and entertain until the movie resumes playing. We used it a few times because life is hectic with kids and nearly impossible to watch a movie from beginning to end without having to pause it.
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