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The Muppets make another triumphant return, this time with their eight big-screen adventure Muppets Most Wanted. This film picks right up where The Muppets (2011) left off, literally, right on Hollywood Boulevard. Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine.
The opening song, “They’ve Ordered a Sequel” leads right into their decision to tour through Europe, with a little persuasion for Dominic Badguy (pronounced /bædgee/, it’s French).
Director James Bobin (The Muppets) who co-wrote the script with Nicholas Stroller (who also co-wrote The Muppets with the film’s star, Jason Segal) did an amazing job with keeping Muppets Most Wanted as an old-school crime caper, similar to the ones of the ’60s, but done in classic Muppets style, with lots of amazing celebrity cameos, and a brand new Muppet, who happens to look shockingly similar to Kermit. The new Muppet I’m talking about has one distinguishing feature that will set him apart for our beloved Kermit, a mole, oh yeah, and a funny Russian accent, too.
As I mentioned above, there are plenty of celebrity cameos in Muppets Most Wanted, including Tom Hiddleston, Chole Grace Moretz, Stanley Tucci, Zach Galifiankis, Christoph Waltz, Salma Hayek, and even Lady Gaga, just to name a few. You’ll even see Ray Liotta and Danny Trejo at the Russian gulag. But really, I can’t tell you everyone, it’s always nice to be surprised, like I was when I saw Tim Hiddleson. It wouldn’t be a Muppets movies without the human/muppet interaction that we’ve all grown to love over the years.
During the movie, you might even want to get out of your seat a few times to dance; I know I did. All of the songs in this movie are packed full of witty puns, punch lines, and of course, lots of Muppets mayhem. Academy Award-winning musician and producer Bret McKenzie delivers catchy, funny, and very memorable songs. More on Bret next week. The soundtrack for Muppets Most Wanted features a barrage of all-star vocalists, including none other than the most popular frog in the world, Kermit, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Josh Groban, Constantine, Miss Piggy, and even Celine Dion. That’s right, you’ll hear Tina Fey (Nadya) belting out her own vocals and I promise, you’ll want to sing along.
And the burning question, will Miss Piggy and Kermit finally tie the knot? I’m not giving any spoilers, you’ll have to go see the movie to find out.
The only reason I can figure Muppets Most Wanted got a PG rating is because of some of mild action, which is minimal, and done by the Muppets after all – totally fine if you ask me. We all know how goofy those Muppets can be. My oldest is 6, and I don’t see any reason why she shouldn’t see it. My rule of thumb is simple, you know your child the best, you’re the only one who can make that call. I say Muppets Most Wanted is suitable for all ages, from 6 to 66, the Muppets will entertain you, just like they have been since the ’70s. The Muppets have stood the test of time and are sure to make our newest generation Muppets’ fans, just like the generations before them.
For even more Muppets Most Wanted coverage you can read about, and even listen to, my interview with Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, and Constantine. It’s hilarious, you’re going to want to turn the volume way up for that one.
Muppets Most Wanted is definitely deserving of a family outing to the movies. Everyone will walk out of the theater feeling like a kid again. Say hi to Kermie for me! I’ve got my children wanting some Muppets toys, my youngest really likes this Muppets Back Pack, but there are plenty more toys and fun things to choose from.
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Don’t be late to the theater, you’ll want to get there early so you can watch the hilarious new Disney short Party Central. Mike and Sulley return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers.
The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure Party Central is the most epic party the school has ever seen.
Muppets Most Wanted is out everywhere today!