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on November 11, 2012
What a fun movie! Thirty years have passed since The Muppet Show aired its last episode. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the cast have all scattered to individual pursuits. Their old television studio sits in ruins. A young fan named Walter (actually a muppet himself) visits the studio with his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary's longtime girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), to fulfill a lifetime dream. While there, he overhears the evil plot of oil baron Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), who is planning to take over the studio and destroy it for the oil that lies underneath. The only way out is to raise $10 million . . . and soon. Walter purposes to reunite the Muppets for a fund-raising telethon to save the studio and thereby the Muppet legacy. Can they raise the money in time? Or does no one care anymore about the Muppets?
This movie has it all--sympathetic characters, action, comedy, romance and musical numbers. And it all works. Particularly hilarious are the multiple times that the actors "break the fourth wall" and speak directly to the audience about the movie. An extensive number of cameos by well-known actors round out the fun.
Critics were pleased as well. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an impressive 96% rating. With this film, Segel has successfully reinvigorated the Muppet franchise. A sequel has already been announced.
The blu-ray transfer is top-notch. Audio and visual are both strong. Colors are vibrant, and the sound is clear. The disc contains a number of special features, which are all listed in the product description above.
I highly recommend The Muppets for all ages. It is a "must see." More movies like this, please.