The newest Muppet movie, "The Muppets", is now out on DVD! You can pick it up on DVD, Blu-Ray, or, for the serious Muppet-lover, The Wocka Wocka Value Pack which includes Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, and a soundtrack download card.
The idea behind the film is that all the old Muppets, like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and all the other chickens, rats, pigs, and other creatures (who's your favorite?), must reunite to save The Muppet Theater. Plus, you get to meet the newest Muppet, Walter, who may or may not be abnormally good at whistling. And here's a fun fact: Most Muppets are left-handed. Can you guess why?
Sure, it's a kids' movie, but if you grew up with The Muppets, like I did, it's pretty hard to resist a little nostalgic throwback to days of watching Kermit and Miss Piggy. And it's not without all the grown-up-pleasing puns, running gags, and celebrity cameos that you'd expect out of a film starring the Muppets. It's really a movie your family can watch together.
If you saw it, and loved it, in the theaters, pick up the DVD and watch it again at home. Like all Muppet movies, it's bound to get funnier and more endearing each time you watch it. If you haven't caught the flick, maybe now is the time to check it out. It has an award-winning soundtrack and sits at a solid 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Not familiar with the Muppets or want to brush up before you dive into their newest film incarnation? There's no better place to start than with "The Muppet Show". If you're a long-time fan, I highly recommend "Muppets: The Green Album", which features covers of songs like "The Rainbow Connection" and "Mahna-Mahna" by popular artists. I haven't really stopped listening to the album since it came out. I especially love Andrew Bird's rendition of "Bein' Green."
And so now it's time to ask: Are you a man, or are you a Muppet?
Posted by Andrea Sparks