Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted

James Bobin (2014)

102min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Endearing self-deprecation is one of the key weapons in the Muppets' arsenal of charm: they're always putting themselves down a little (apart from Miss Piggy, that is). So perhaps we, as an audience, are meant to demur when they sing about how this film is a sequel and therefore not quite as good as the last one - but alas it's true. There's a goodly quantity of amusing gags but fewer belly laughs this time round, and a lot more star cameos, as if to distract attention away from the unravelling plot. When Kermit gets mistaken for mastermind Russian criminal Constantine, he's sent to a gulag overseen by a hammy Tina Fey. Meanwhile, his dastardly doppelganger goes on a European tour with the rest of the gang, which provides the perfect cover for Constantine and sidekick Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) to carry out a heist. One duff instalment won't kill this relaunched franchise, but it's also unlikely to prove quite as much of a favourite with instinctively discriminating kids.

Summary

Premiere. The Muppets prepare to head off on a world tour, unaware that Kermit has been replaced by an evil genius who is his exact double. As the dastardly interloper uses the gang's performances as cover for an international crime spree, the real Kermit is left languishing in a Russian prison. Comedy, starring Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell.

Cast & Crew

Dominic Badguy Ricky Gervais
Jean Pierre Napoleon Ty Burrell
Nadya Tina Fey
Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / Newsman Steve Whitmire
Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam Eagle / Animal Eric Jacobson
The Great Gonzo / Dr Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf Dave Goelz
Pepe the King Prawn / Rowlf the Dog / Dr Teeth / Swedish chef / Bobo the Bear / Big Mean Carl / Baby Boss / Carlo Flamingo / Leprechaun security guard Bill Barretta
Walter / Manolo Flamingo Peter Linz
Constantine / Floyd Pepper / Sweetums Pops / Robin / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry 80s Robot / Camilla / Uncle Deadly Matt Vogel
Irish journalist Hugh Bonneville
Piggy Fairy Godmother Celine Dion
Lady Gaga Lady Gaga
Hobo Joe Zach Galifianakis
Great Escapo Tom Hiddleston
Big Papa Ray Liotta
UPS guy James McAvoy
Newspaper girl Chloë Grace Moretz
Ivan the guard Stanley Tucci
Christoph Waltz Christoph Waltz
Director James Bobin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 28 Mar 2014
Comedy Children's