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 and his dastardly sidekick

I haven’t actually seen the ‘first’ Muppets from a couple of years back, although I don’t think that really mattered in terms of going to see this film. It’s pretty much what you’d want and expect from a Muppets film, really enjoyable, some smart cultural references and plenty of laughs. The premise is focused around Kermit the Frog being swapped for an evil frog called Constantine, as part of a masterplan to steal the crown jewels. This premise lends a lot of fun as the Muppets go on a ‘world’ tour, taking in cities with clues and keys located nearby for Constantine and his henchman (Ricky Gervais in Brent mode) to collect. The adult performances are great with Tina Fey and Ty Burrell in particular standing out, and the cameos are good fun, only just keeping on the right side of being ‘too much’. The songs are great throughout (particularly enjoyed the first song in the gulag with Tina Fey), and overall the film’s a blast. Kid’s will enjoy it, and there’s plenty for adults too. Recommended

Rating: 3/5

Directed By: James Bobin

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, a host of cameos and a selection of Muppets

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