Blu-Ray Review: “Muppets Most Wanted”

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MuppetsMostWantedBlurayCombo.jpg_rgbMuppets 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!!!

 

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