Last week I had quite a dilemma. Here I was with two passes to Muppets Most Wanted and no child to take. My two youngest daughters had dancing class and my oldest was away on a college trip- (Which is another topic for another day since I am in complete denial that she may be going to college one day)
I think it has actually happened, my kids might be busier than I am. I had contemplated taking one of Grace’s friends but was promptly informed, “That would just be creepy.” Fortunately my niece was able to fit the movie into her busy schedule and off we went.
Secretly I was ecstatic because I love the Muppets. I have fond memories of my sister and I as children sitting in front of the tv set so anxiously waiting to see the Muppet Show each week.
Of course Muppets Most Wanted completely delivers in the zany silly style you would expect from the Muppets. In addition to the wild and crazy muppets the cast is star-studded with Ricky Gervais as Mr. Badguy and Tina Fey as Nadya the Warden of a Gulag prison, and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell as the bumbling interpol agent Jean Pierre. And the fun doesn’t stop everyone has a cameo in this film including Lady Gaga, Ross Lynch, Sean P. Diddy Combs, & Selma Hayek just to name a few. For a complete list of cameos click here.
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the gang on a zany adventure throughout Europe on their World Tour. In the worst case of mistaken identity Kermit is a dead ringer for Constantine, Public Enemy Number 1. Constantine manages to switch places with Kermit with poor Kermit stuck in the Gulag. The Muppets become suspects when several high-end robberies begin to occur and they are pursued by Jean Pierre and Sam the Eagle.
Lots of crazy antics, silly jokes and plenty of musical numbers ensue as Kermit and Constantine try to live out each other’s lives. Kermit makes some pretty interesting friends in prison most notable Ray Liotta, I am a huge fan and was thrilled to see him have a small part. In the end Kermit does what he does best and directs the prison variety show. Fans of a Chorus Line will appreciate one of the sillier scenes where the prisoners perform a ridiculous version of “I Hope I Get It”
According to Bunsen Muppets Most Wanted is the Muppets 7th sequel. Fans of the original 6 will definitely enjoy the show!