Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films, Babieka

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Muppets, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey

The Muppets are feeling great about their new re-emergence and popularity when they run into Domenic Badguy (Ty Burrell) offering them a world tour. They eagerly sign up, without realizing that the world’s greatest criminal is Constantine (Kermit the Frog) is the spitting image of Kermit, and has a dastardly plan to kidnap Kermit and replace him while he uses their shows as a cover to steal the world’s greatest jewels.

The Muppets are back. The Muppets did some really great work through the years. From Christmas specials to feature length movies, to the fabulous Muppet TV show. Then things got rather stale. They did a 3D adventure for Disney at the parks, but after the loss of Jim Henson, they seemed to lose heart. Disney just didn’t seem to know what to do with the series, and it appeared they ran out of steam. It was as if the people didn’t love Kermit and the gang anymore. A few years ago in 2011 they gave them a new start in The Muppets and they did pretty good. Granted it was nowhere the quality of the original “Muppet Movie” from 1979, but it was pretty good. I picked up the story, much like in real life, where the Muppets were pretty much worn out. Their old theater was in disrepair after the cancellation of The Muppet Show. This picked up the story with the Muppets putting the old band back together and getting back in show business. This film, the second in the renaissance is a follow up to the 2011 one with many of the same characters. A little like the Rocky and Bullwinkle show with all the cold war style bad guys, this is a really fun little adventure through classic Muppet style gags, and a bunch of old friends. This was not a wildly successful theater run, and it’s doubtful if the magic that they made in the 70’s and 80’s will ever be back, as it’s a different time. But I really enjoyed watching this video. Granted it’s campy and filled with corny jokes, but that’s what I loved the most from The Muppet Movie in the first place. Seeing Miss Piggy completely clueless that her lovable Kermie has been replaced by an evil criminal named Constantine was worth the time all by itself. In general, this is a rare PG performance that is perfect for kids and adults as well. I surely enjoyed the rental, and if you haven’t had the chance to watch this, don’t let it disappear before you take the time to enjoy it. Or does Disney still hide their videos in “The Disney Vault” like they used to?

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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