Muppets the most wanted movie review

ImageRip-roaring Hilarious, The Muppets Do It Again!

Who said a sequel isn’t as good as the first one? MUPPETS MOST WANTED tops itself with hilarious jokes, a wacky plot, crazy cameos, and fantastic comedic performances from the Muppets gang as well as their human co-stars. The movie picks up right where the first left off, and wastes no time opening with a flashy musical number called, “We’re Doing A Sequel,” a song that will certainly get stuck in your head. The gang is persuaded into doing a World Tour with Dominic Badguy as their tour manager. What they don’t know is that Dominic, played by Ricky Gervais, is sidekick to Constantine—the World’s Most Dangerous Frog and a Kermit lookalike, save an extremely thick Russian accent and a mole. They are off to steal England’s Crown Jewels by replacing Kermit with Constantine, who deviously tricks the Muppets with his spot-on impersonation time and time again.

The film is rip-roaring fun for the entire family. The comedy neither patronizes the kids nor tries too hard to entertain adults—parents, young adults, teens and children will laugh out loud, but at different things. Tina Fey as Nadya the feisty prison guard is impeccable with her comedic timing while Ty Burrell is a joy to watch in his role as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. I must also commend Miss Piggy for her flawless acting talent, as always. What can I say? She’s a natural. In fact, the scenes in which Miss Piggy ranted at her on-and-off boyfriend Kermit seemed so real that I wonder if there was actually some tension on set. Families will love the humor, the heartfelt friendship storyline, and the game of spot-the-star in Muppets Most Wanted. All ages (although the Muppet Babies may creep younger children out).


About Cassandra Hsiao

Cassandra Hsiao is a senior at OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts). Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and National Student Poets Program. She has been chosen as finalists of playwriting competitions held by California Young Playwrights, The Blank Theatre, Writopia Labs, and Princeton University. Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in TeenReads, Jet Fuel Review, Feminine Inquiry, Aerie International and more. She also conducts print and on-camera interviews as a Star Reporter and Film Critic for multiple online outlets. She won a National Gracie Award in Student Online Video Host Category by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation .

Posted on March 13, 2014, in Movie Reviews, Star Rapture Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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