Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Directed by James Bobin. Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey. IMDB says: “While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.”
It’s time to put on make up, it’s time to dress up right, it’s time to raise the curtains on another Muppet Movie!! The Muppets are back for their biggest adventure yet! Well, technically, it’s their 2nd biggest. The first would be Muppet Treasure Island where they went sailing for adventure on the big blue wet thing, but that’s here nor there. The Muppets are off on a whirlwind tour of Europe after exploding back into the public eye with their last film, The Muppets. The film begins seconds after Muppets ended with the gang wondering what happens next. They are introduced to Dominic Badguy (Pronounced Bad-Gee, it’s French) who becomes their new tour manager. Meanwhile, Constantine, the worlds most dangerous frog, and Kermit look-a-like, has broken out of the Russian Gulag and is looking for his next big score. One thing leads to another and Kermit ends up being mistaken for Constantine and Constantine is mistaken for Kermit! It’s a hilarious case of mistaken identity with cameos abound in what might be the Muppets best film yet.
Some of the cameos, if you’re not paying attention, you just might miss. And let’s be honest, it’s hard to keep your eyes off the screen when its loaded with Muppets, Tina Fey (the warden of the Russian Gulag), and Ricky Gervais (the aforementioned Dominic Baduy). There are also plenty of song and dance numbers that get your feet tapping and poke fun at current events. Numbers, I feel, that are better than the previous Muppets film. They even focus on characters we didn’t see much of in the last film like Sam Eagle and Rizzo the Rat. We actually see a lot of characters, and a few props, that we haven’t seen since Muppet Treasure Island. It’s something that is sure to delight fans, both new and old. There is so much more of the film I want to talk about, but the less you know going in, the better time you’re going to have….but I will say this: Christoph Waltz does the waltz with Sweetums. And Salma Hayek does a running of the bulls with Gonzo. Okay I’m done. If you want more, go see the movie!
Don’t pay attention to the trailers you’ve been seeing, they underplay how great the film is, I promise you. Go see this one in theatres!