Muppets Most Wanted

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Muppet films are known for their catchy songs, surprising cameos, and pop culture jokes and you’ll find all of this and more in the family film, Muppets, Most Wanted. When the Muppets reunited after the last film “The Muppets” they planned to go on a world tour which is where this story actually begins. When a Kermit the Frog look-a-like named Constantine –I dentical except for a mole on his lip – escapes from a Russian gulag and infiltrates the Muppets. Constantine and his friend Dominic (Ricky Gervais) who pretended to be a friend of the Muppets kidnap, Kermit and send him to the gulag in place of Constantine. While in the Russian prison, the warden Nadya (Tina Fey) enlists the help of Kermit to teach the other prisoners played by Tom Hiddleston, Danny Trego and Ray Liotta to sing, dance and so on. (I know it sounds kind of weird but it’s cute.) While the Muppets tour the world, Constantine and Dominique steal museum pieces from every city the Muppets are appearing. It doesn’t take to long for Fozzie, Animal and Walter to figure out Constantine isn’t Kermit and they travel to Siberia to break him out of the gulag. I remember the Muppets from 30 to 40 years ago and I remember what they looked like back then when I had my sight. (I still remember what animal looked like and I sill don’t think I look like him!) This really helps me know what they look like when they tell their jokes, sing and dance around the set. Yes the self deprecating one-liners are still funny but the real hit is the music numbers. Most are original, have a quick beat, and are amusing. Be prepared for some quick cameos from Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Salma Hayek, Usher and many more. This film has a lot of energy but begins to run out of steam at the end and that’s only because it runs almost 2 hours. (Come on, kids don’t like to sit that long and adults can only watch Muppets for so long) I’m giving this sequel and new addition to the Muppet films a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA