Muppets Most Wanted (2014) – Review

Not sure what to do with themselves after their big return in The Muppets, The Muppets entrust Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) to become their Tour Manager and embark on a World Tour. What the Muppets do not know is that Dominic is working with the Muppet worlds’ biggest criminal Constantine, who just also happens to look a lot like Kermit the Frog. After fooling the Muppets, Constantine and Dominic secretly commit crimes as the Muppets tour the world, ultimately leading to their final goal, to steal the crown jewels.

By playing against the cliche story lines and ideas, often mocking them, Muppets Most Wanted shouldn’t be deemed a kids movie. It certainly is acceptable for children but at the same time, Muppets Most Wanted often shapes most of its jokes so that only young adults and above would really understand them.

Personally, I’m a sucker for a good musical and though I wouldn’t necessarily class Muppets Most Wanted as a musical, they do often break out into song. Another perk and fun thing to watch out for in Muppets Most Wanted are the cameos. Even though I thought I had the list sorted, I was still pleasantly surprised to see other musicians and actors pop up on my screen for a moment or two, cleverly placed into the film and not throwing the audience off track.

Overall I would have to give this film 4/5 because I genuinely did enjoy it. I think we all need to watch fun films every once and awhile no matter how old you get so I suggest giving Muppets Most Wanted a try.