Thoughts: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Following immediately after their last film (The Muppets), the Muppets are at a loss to what to do next.

By chance or mere evil scheming, they were enticed by their new tour manager to go on a global tour and selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London.

But mayhem soon follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two or Lemur, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.

Other notable casts like Ty Burrell, as the Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty and somewhat screechy voice prison guard.

Muppets: Most Wanted opens 24 April (coming Thursday) in movie theaters!

*****

The plot is simple and straight to the point, pretty much a ‘bad guy frame good guy, save the damsel and happy ending’ type of light hearted show.

Some of us grew up watching The Muppets, so it’s silliness and senseless / randomness is nothing new. It’s always never quite as expected with the Muppets’ unpredictable antics and this film / movie has include the usual American & British humor with various comedians / cast, made it enjoyable. With over the top burlesque like musical scenes, face-palm worthy lines and original songs… those made my Monday a whole lot less gloomy.

One thing hasn’t change, Miss Piggy still wants to sing her heart out, be the main star and hopes to marry Kermit… while Kermit still tries to manage the group, please everyone and his reaction to marriage 😀

Oh and… highlighted on the Walt Disney Studio Facebook page, are a number of cameos appearances screenshots of various stars. I would suggest not visit the page now but that’s entirely up to you. I feel it would be more fun to spot the stars out first. That way, you wouldn’t spoil the surprise and amusement when the stars appearing on scenes.

After catching Muppets: Most Wanted, now I want to catch the last film, the previous installments on DVDs and maybe get the soundtrack. Not just reliving childhood memories but the show somehow works well as a stress reliever for me… I was constantly tickled and laughing out loud at a couple of scenes, to my fiance’s amusement 😛

*****

Thanks Walt Disney Studio and Bates Chi for the preview tickets.