We were lucky to get a sneak peek of Muppets Most Wanted last weekend. If you are a Muppet fan, you’re going to be very happy.
As a longtime Muppet Fan, I was so excited to see this movie. As usual, there are the sight gags, cameos, and jokes that parents and kids will appreciate it.
Plot: After the Muppets got back together (re: the last movie), they meet Tour Manager Dominic Badguy (played by Ricky Gervais, he tells them it’s pronounced the French way, “Bad -gee”). He offers them an opportunity to go Europe by and perform. Check out his super official website here https://www.badguytalent.com/.
The Muppets seem happy to be together again and have a lot of ideas for acts. Like usual, Kermit is on top of the situation and says no (more than yes) to their crazy ideas for acts for the show (important). New muppet Walter is there with them (no Jason Segal or Amy Adams in this one).
The shows in Europe are really a scheme to switch Kermit with Constantine (The Most Dangerous Frog in the World), so Constantine and Dominic Badguy (get the name?) can go after a treasure. Poor Kermit is mistaken for Constantine and is sent to the Siberian Gulag that Constantine had escaped from.
Tina Fey plays Nadya, the Prison Warden who also ends up crushing on Kermit.
The Muppets are all fooled by Constantine’s impression of Kermit, until a few of them figure it out and go off to set things right. Will everything be okay? You’ll have to check out the movie to find out!
Muppets Most Wanted features celeb cameos (like usual). Danny Trejo (from Machine Kills), Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords, and Ray Liotta are very funny as prisoners in the Siberian Gulag (and almost stole the show). Salma Hayek runs with Gonzo and the bulls, P. Diddy and Lady Gaga show up,
The Muppets also make fun of themselves very well. In the beginning of the movie, there was a bit about how the sequels usually aren’t that good.. and a song about that laments other characters’ loss of screen time (like my daughter’s favorite muppet, Robin). Muppets Most Wanted is definitely worth seeing!
Check out the trailer.
My 8 year old’s favorite part was when Miss Piggy settled the score at the end of the movie.. Say what you want about her, but she is definitely assertive.
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Thank you to Disney for inviting us to a sneak peek. No compensation was provided.