Needless to say, ever since a little over two years ago when I heard Jason Segel was getting the gang back together for another movie I've been filled with nervous energy and anticipation. I Heart Cinema hosts some amazing advance screenings in the Dallas area and cut my sleepless nights by a few days. They threw such the perfect party I could not have pictured it better in my mind.
Before the movie started, the I Heart Cinema guys threw a little Muppet dancing showcase. Performers were selected by who in the crowd happened to be wearing Muppets apparel. Lucky for us all, I was wearing one of my favorite Muppet shirts. Not my most composed Muppet dancing per se, but I believe I was really able to convey the joy of the sport to my audience. For every confused face I felt at least one person convert to the craft and spiritual journey that is the dance.
As for the movie, it could not have been better. Jason Segel did a phenomenal job and has made me feel uncomfortable by how much I now feel indebted to a famous person. For every yuck there was a perfectly heartfelt moment. For every dance number there was a reference to the fourth wall. I felt like I was catching up with my childhood best friends. I cried through permagrin which I believe to be one of the most pure emotional phenomenons. My favorite part of a Muppet movie are the cameos and these did not disappoint. can't wait to talk about them with you but I did not stay off of imdb for 24 months to ruin the fun for you my friends.
Tonight I believe in tasteful silliness and having best friends and fart shoes. Thank you, I Heart Cinema and Muppet Studios for making it possible!