LRA writes: I have a deep seeded fondness for the muppets. I have never outright loved the muppets (appreciated would be a better word) but with most of my childhood filled with all sorts of muppetmania (The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, etc.) they had become a a permanent fixture in my life. I and just about every other kid from the late 70s to the late 80s owe most of their adolescent education to the muppets. Alas, just like everything from ones childhood though the muppets began a steep decline in popularity (save for a couple shows) and after a generation of television and film filled with Jim Henson's creations they all but faded from popular culture. Sure, they had the odd television special pop up now and then as well as a couple feature films in the mid to late 90s but those were just sad attempts to hold on to something that was already gone. As it turns out though they were never truly gone, more like biding their time until the right moment (and right people) was at hand to make their triumphant comeback and thanks to Hollywood's recent fascination with rebooting old franchises to make a quick buck we now have our muppets back! That's not even the best part though, the best part is that unlike all those other franchise reboots (I'm looking at you Chipmunks) the new muppet movie isn't just trying to feed off our nostalgia, it is an honest to goodness great film that will have old and new fans alike leaving the theater with a big stupid satisfied grin on their faces.