Disney’s The Muppets Most Wanted released on blu-ray and I had the pleasure of watching this flick with the kiddo in the “man cave”. Most Wanted is the 2nd in the new-age series. The first was titled simply “The Muppets” and it was also covered for review. The Muppets Most Wanted has all the same typical joyful song and dance that you’ve come to love and expect from any Muppets movie.
This one features a great ensemble cast starring Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Salma Hayek, Tom Hiddleston and many more. Kermit and gang are off on a world-tour when they ensued in an international crime saga. Kermit lands himself in prison as he is a complete look-alike for international criminal “Constantine”. It goes from one absurd to the next, but done so in a classy way all the while the sets look like total eye candy. Obviously it being on blu-ray only makes it all the more enjoyable with the super video quality and 7.1 audio track.
The Muppets Most Wanted Extended Edition Blu-ray hits the home screen with beautiful 1080p goodness with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. Much like the first rendition there isnt much to complain about. High quality release with no issues of color saturation. It’s nice that in this day and age of animation and cgi that they are capable of taking a brand like the Muppets and able to have the right mixture of it all. The movie blends together seamlessly between the human elements, muppets and the mastering techniques used to visually enhance the scenes.
Packing that musical punch The Muppets Most Wanted resonates on the scene with a stunning 7.1 DTS-HD track. With musical numbers spread throughout and plenty of scenes of dialogue the track has an incredible mix and master that much like the vq elements blends seamlessly. My center channel handled the bulk of the load, but the rears had a nice amount of play that helped give off the engulfing environment which made for a happy-go-lucky time when watching The Muppets which pulls on the childhood heartstrings of all. Overall top notch audio quality and a great release to show off the power of the blu-ray disc capacity with this score.
The Unnecessarily Extended Edition comes packed with a few cool special features. Take for instance The Longer Longest Blooper Reel in Muppets History. This blooper reel is pretty clever in itself as many parts don’t seem like bloopers as opposed to intended takes for this feature itself. Perhaps its just the muppets voice actors/puppeteers “freestyling” if you will. Then we have Rizzo’s Biggest Fan which is just a joke all in itself. And the eclectic “I’ll Get You What You Want” Music Video Performed by Bret McKenzie
Digital Copy & DVD
3 Versions of the movie: Original Theatrical, Extended, and Statler & Waldorf version.
The Movie is class, the VQ and AQ are top notch. The supplements however I thought were a bit lacking since interviews or round table would have been nice. If it weren’t for counting the different editions of the movie as a supplement then that section might not have scored as well. Regardless this is Muppets at its finest and the movie is mostly what you are going for when picking up a flick in this franchise. In which case it doesn’t disappoint. Fun for the whole family and highly recommended.