Monday, August 11, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted Blu-Ray Review Round-up!

Many sites got advanced copies of the new Muppets Most Wanted Blu-ray. The theatrical version is available today in the UK, while the "Unnecessarily Extended Edition" will be in US stores tomorrow. 

The Hollywood News said:

"MUPPETS MOST WANTED is everything you’d hope for from a Muppet film and the group don’t let you down. Bret McKenzie’s songs are catchy and witty, from the opening self-satire right through to the end. Animal has the most character development he’s ever had, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Fozzie and Kermit excel, and whether you’re young or old, you’ll have a whole lot of fun – which is everything The Muppets should be.
The extras here are pretty decent as well and you’ll get a very funny bloopers reel, that includes a whole host of Gervais laughing and if you know his history, it’s hilarious."

3 Stars (3 / 5) also had a similar take:
"While there are many things to like about “Muppets Most Wanted,” including its goofy musical numbers and random cameos, it is ultimately let down by a bland plot that is not nearly as engaging this time around. Co-writers James Bobin, who also directed, and Nicholas Stoller need to realize that this isn’t the kind of movie where you can gloss over the story and hope things will work out for the best. The Muppets are certainly known for their musical acts, but for a feature film like this to work, just as much thought needs to be put into the story being told in order for all of its elements to work together in harmony, because if it’s not given that needed attention, the entire project is doomed to collapse under the weight of whatever you try to build on top of it." 
Score: 3/5
While Home Theater Forum gave it a slightly higher rating:

"Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Muppets Most Wanted is a pleasantly innocuous entertainment without the real pathos and wit that distinguishes the iconic characters’ earliest films. The Blu-ray, however, does present the movie in its best light with sterling video and audio."

As part of Disney Geekery's review, they mention that:

"...if you have the opportunity to visit Disney’s California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort this Tuesday, Annual Passholders are invited to see a screening of Muppets: Most Wanted at Muppet Vision Theater and enjoy a complimentary popcorn and beverage with the movie. The movie will be play at 10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, and 8:00pm."

And our friend Ryan at The Muppet Mindset said:

"Overall, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Muppets Most Wanted on Blu-ray this week. Not only do you get one of the best Muppet films on home video to own forever, but you get 15 extra minutes of hilarity added to that film that you can enjoy forever. The other bonus features will provide some enjoyment as well, so really there's no good reason not to pick up this release."

So there you have it! Muppets Most Wanted Blu-ray hits Blu-ray, DVD and Digital today in the UK and tomorrow in the USA!

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