Thursday, March 20, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted

Rated PG / 1 hr 52 min / Adventure - Comedy - Crime

What is it about? 

After the success of the first movie, what could be next for the Muppets?  The sequel! They decide to go on a world tour to share their glorious talents. Their manager, played by Ricky Gervais, has nefarious plans for their tour. He tricks Kermit into going on a walk where an evil frog named Constantine slaps a mole on Kermit. Kermit now looks just like the wanted posters for Constantine, and is promptly arrested. He gets sent to the Gulag in Siberia. Constantine takes Kermit's place with the Muppets.

You will like it if...

You are a fan of the previous Muppet movies. At the very beginning they tell you that the sequel won't be as good as the original. It's a bit of a chuckle at the time, but they are telling you the truth. This one is a bit more story and a bit less mayhem. Ricky Gervais does a decent job of playing the bad guy, but it seems like he doesn't get a chance to finish his uncomfortable pauses that he likes to use. Tina Fey is fantastic when she's allowed to be, but her part is smaller than it should have been. It's an entertaining flick with a few laughs, but it doesn't rekindle the magic of the last Muppets movie.

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