REVIEW: Muppets Most Wanted

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 called Constantine and his dastardly sidekick, Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais).

The film picks up from The Muppets, literally picks up from the end of the previous film. The gang kick off with a catchy song called We’re Doing A Sequel, which jokes about how they have to do another film and compare it to other sequels – they joke how the sequels are never as good as the original films. Though the later confirm this is the seven sequel Muppets film and not the first sequel. Expect a lot of cameos –  Tony Bennett says “with Hollywood stars”, and Lady Gaga “and one lined cameos” – a lot of songs. Some feel right such as We’re Doing A Sequel and others don’t such as when Kermit is mistaken for Constantine and put in the prison and Nadya the Russian Guard (Tina Fey) sings The Big House – I mean it’s catchy but I thought it was a bit pointless. The Interrogation Song which Sam the Eagle, as an American CIA, and French Detective Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) sing works well – they police duo worked very well too and very funny for all.

As for the plot, it was interesting and good and Constantine trying to sound like Kermit is pretty funny,  as was Constantine singing I’ll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu) to Miss Piggy. There were some very funny moments – although a lot more could have happened with the other muppets and some more funny gags with them instead of just mainly focusing on Kermit in prison and how Constantine and Dominic rob museums and banks. Overall, it’s a good sequel and fun for all. I hope they do another sequel.

Muppets Most Wanted: 7.0/10

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