One of the things I am most excited about this holiday weekend is the chance to see some great new movies. At the top of my list, of course, is The Muppet Movie, which has been helmed by Jason Segal of How I Met Your Mother fame. I’ve been a little nervous about the outcome, honestly: you’ve got to get the Muppets right or you get them really wrong. All the buzz, though, is pointing to a solid movie with the traditional balance of edge and sentiment.
A couple of links of interest for the movie. You can check out an interesting early review here. This gives me hope that what we’ll see is high quality stuff. You can also check out an interesting article about “The Gospel According to Jim Henson” here. Some interesting things to think about.
In the meantime, check out the video below. “I’m Going to Go Back There Some Day” is probably the best song from the movie; it is easily the sentimental equal of “The Rainbow Connection.” For some reason, though, it never gets the airplay.