|Original Kermit doll, on display and under glass at the|
Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Photo taken by me, May 2009
We just came back from seeing "The Muppets" in the theater.
(Which was a big, big deal for us as it was our first outing ever to the movies as a family - mind you, my kids just turned 10 - and The Husband's first movie in a theater since seeing "Titanic" in 1997.)
We are, it must be said, Muppet devotees. In our minds, Jim Henson is akin to God. (As proof, kindly see The Husband's brilliant - if I do say so myself - guest post on this here blog, "Remembering Sammy and Kermit: When Entertainment Was the True Reality Television" from May 16, 2010, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of two of show biz's greats.)
We have Seasons 1-3 of "The Muppet Show" on DVD. They're watched frequently in this house. One of the hallmarks of Boo's autism is that he recites episodes of "The Muppet Show" verbatim.
So, that being said, "The Muppets" had a lot to live up to with us - and much potential to disappoint.
After seeing this, my review is all of one sentence:
Muppets, you done Jim Henson (and us) most proud.
Go see this. If you don't love this, you don't have a heart.
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