“On a European tour, no one notices that Kermit The Frog has been replaced by an evil froggy doppelgänger (Constantine) who is a criminal mastermind . . . “
This family musical ”comedy” originally was to be titled “The Muppets … Again!” . . . “MUPPETS MOST WANTED (2014) is the Muppet’s eighth cinema release since “THE MUPPETS” (1979). Directed by James Bobin and starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Tom Hiddleston, Christoph Waltz, Ray Liotta, Til Schweiger, Debby Ryan, Danny Trejo, Usher Raymond, Celine Dion, and a huge cast of cameos from famous actors, that the adults will all easily recognise.
Loved the recent revival with the new 2011 movie “THE MUPPETS” simply because as that movie film was written by fans and for fans, it contained all the original warmth, that makes the Muppets so very delightful for both children and adults.
Incredibly, the cute and clever opening song, has the standard studio message, sung in its lyrics and done completely in-jest, that Disney already knows that for this film “everybody knows that the sequel’s never quite as good” plus insisting that “the studio wants more, while they wait for Tom Hanks to make Toy Story 4!” Unfortunately this latest film is suitable only for pre-teenagers, and has the rancid aroma of yet another straight-to-DVD sequel. Deliberately forced onto unsuspecting Australian Cinema audiences, who were expecting to be entertained with a movie, at least as good as or better than “THE MUPPETS” (2011).
Computer Graphics have been employed by Disney to digitally remove any trace that each MUPPET CHARACTER is operated by two humans located below each Muppet. Perhaps the same technique was used in “THE MUPPETS” (2011), but it certainly was not noticed by this reviewer, because I became far too occupied, watching and enjoying and remembering, all the amazing and delightful entertainment provided on their journey of discovery. “THE MUPPETS” (2011) is a Disney movie worth buying on DVD and watching with your children again and again.
Adult fans of the Muppets, should try to believe that Disney will pay the required money needed for a plot, a storyline and a final script, so that the next theatrically released “The Muppets Movie” will be as delightful and detailed as the script penned for their last movie in the series, called “THE MUPPETS” (2011).
OFLC Classification: G, 113 minutes running time.
Official Website: http://muppets.disney.com/muppets-most-wanted/