We interrupt the normal schedule of multi-part Monday posts with this important announcement for all who love the Muppets.
Muppets Most Wanted is in theaters and barely breaking even.
Fellow fans, we need to get people flocking to see this if we want the Muppet tradition to continue.
2011’s The Muppets brought them back into the public eye, but it was far more of a tribute than a true Muppet film. It worked fine as an introduction to all there is to love about the Muppets, made by those who remembered and understood.
The original Muppet performers brought a unique brand of performance to their characters. It created a Pop Cultural Vaudeville style, where heartwarming interactions between lovable characters always maintained a subversive, off the wall edge, and any plot thread was handily shifted out of the way for a funny non-sequiter, random explosion or a group of penguins.
With most of the original gang gone, recapturing that achievement would be almost impossible.
This is why the Muppets are joined in this outing by a giant pile of insane in the best possible way performers from all over the entertainment world to help pull off their classic shtick.
In other words, Muppets Most Wanted is a REAL Muppet Movie.
I can give it no higher praise.
If we want to get more of them, we need to start seriously spreading the word.