“Muppets Most Wanted,” the sequel to 2011’s box office hit “The Muppets” comes to home video on August 12th. All your favorite Muppets are back including that cute little “muppet of a man” who was introduced in the last outing… Walter.
The new film picks up right where the last film ended and begins with an on the nose musical sequence about how sequels are never as good as the original the problem with this number is “Muppets Most Wanted” just isn’t even close to the last film. Sure it’s cute and it has many great gags including a hysterical joke concerning character actor Danny Trejo, but something is missing. For me that something is “The Muppets” co-writer and co-star Jason Siegel.
James Bobin is back as director and Nicholas Stoller is back as co-writer but without Siegel’s unique comedic take the film often falls flat. Too many musical numbers don’t help the proceedings and there is nothing even close to the Academy Award winning tune and aforementioned “Man Or Muppet.”
Not all family friendly movies are good and some of them are quite bad, “Nut Job” anyone? So, at it’s core, “Muppets Most Wanted” is still much better than most films out there. Although it is not up to par with “The Muppets” it will still make for a good family movie night.
– Blu-Ray Special Features Include –
3 Versions of the Movie: Original Theatrical, Extended & Statler & Waldorf Cut (not as good as it sounds) The Longer Longest Blooper Reel In Muppets History Rizzo’s Biggest Fan “I’ll Get You What You Want” Music Video
Drumroll please… 6 out of 10 drumsticks!!!
Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.