Muppets Most Wanted short late review.

Posted: April 23, 2014 in Movies
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The Muppets Most Wanted is a sequel to the 2011 film that featured the theatrical return of Jim Henson’s creations. It opens in a very meta way, returning to the scene of the last movie, we see all the extras going home, and the gang wonders what they should do next. Before you know it they break into a song about how they should do a sequel, during which in one line they say that sequels are never as good.

Basically that turns out to be true (The song also points out that this is the 7th sequel over all). In this story the Muppet’s are advised by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. The world tour turns out to be a cover for the Badguys plot to steal the crown jewels of England. Part of this plot involves having Kermit replaced by Constantine, an evil frog and near look alike to Kermit.

The real Kermit ends up in a Siberian prison, where he organizes a prison musical show with the inmates that include Danny Trejo, Ray Liota, and WWE’s Hornswoggle. Meanwhile the Muppet gang doesn’t notice (most of them anyway) that the real Kermit is not among-st them, which can be taken as humorous of kind of annoying.

However even more baffling is the third act involves repeating a plot point from the Muppets take Manhatten, that being that Kermit and Miss Piggy are to be married. Much of the drama/suspense/etc are based around this but the whole time I’m thinking didn’t this already happen. That really took me out of the movie.

Mupppets most wanted has some funny moments but no where near the emotional impact of the previous film, and with the prior mentioned confusing is kind of disappointing.


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