Title: Kermit's Swamp Years
Format: DVD and VHS
Genre: family, comedy
Kisco's Review of this movie:
Kermit's Swamp Years is a fun movie brought to us by the Jim Henson Company. It's in true Muppet form and that means it isn't just for kids. My humans are both grown-ups and they really loved it, too.
The best part of this movie is the fact that one of the main characters is a TOAD! He's a sweet little scardy-cat named Goggles who gets taken by a pet shop owner to the pet store, and its up to Kermit and their other friend Croaker to rescue him. While at the pet shop, he meets a really happy rabbit who convinces him that being a pet is the way to go. I won't tell you anymore about the plot, because I don't want to give it away, but the first time we watched it, we found it to be less predictable than one would think. If I had any real criticism of this movie, it would only be that Goggles doesn't look like a toad! Instead, the swamp bully does and he's a bullfrog (get it, the bully is a bullfrog?). Go figure.
This movie features a fantastic musical number that really gets your flippers tappin'. It's the kind of number that replays in your head over and over, but we never did mind because it was so fun and well done. Sometimes, Tiny and I sing it when our humans are out.
This movie was bought at Walmart for only $5.50. Well worth it and then some. Now if only we could find a stuffed toy of Goggles and Croaker, but apparently, none were made for this movie. How sad. Another character, a frog named Roy, is also a great reason to see this movie. He's hysterical. A reviewer on a Muppet fan site described Roy as an "I'm okay; you're okay" kind of guy. That's a great way to put it. Too bad there isn't a toy of him, too.
In conclusion, I highly recommend this movie and even if you have to pay more than $5.50, I think its worth it! Without a dout, this is one of my favorite movies of all time! Its very funny. There's a few nice surprises and even a ton of bonus features on the DVD, including a blooper reel. The end credits begin with a bunch of hysterical out-takes. Those muppeteers sure have a lot of fun. Too bad they didn't make a soundtrack for this movie! That rock version of "Rainbow Connection" is cool!
Kisco's Official Rating: TWO FLIPPERS UP!