Muppets Most Wanted 2014

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The Muppets find themselves entangled in an international crime caper.

Starring:
Ricky Gervais,Ty Burrell
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Comedy
Director James Bobin
Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell
Supporting actors Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Peter Linz
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David Morgan on 17 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
This film had big shoes to fill. The Muppets, its predecessor, was the perfect Muppet movie. It was nostalgic but fresh, familiar but surprising, filled with inventiveness and a genuine love of the characters.

In light of this, it was almost impossible that the follow-up wouldn't be in some way disappointing. Alarm bells rang for fans when we saw that Jason Segel was not going to be present in any capacity. We also knew that the story had to be something new; the bringing-the-muppets-back-together formula wouldn't cut it a second time in a row. However, in the face of overwhelming odds and expectations, the director, cast and crew managed the incredible feat of making a film nearly as good.

And in this case nearly as good is good enough. This is in every sense a classic Muppet movie, and though the jewel-theif caper theme isn't new, the villains and settings are bold choices which create opportunities for fantastic comedy moments with the characters, old and new alike.

There is no Oscar Winning song here, but they are all very catchy and funny. Brett Mackenzie has turned out to be the perfect songwriter for the Muppets, and I hope his talents will return in future films.

The interplay of Sam the Eagle (who plays a CIA agent here) and his Clouseau-esque Interpol rival is particularly amusing and their song is my favourite. I wish they had used the full-length soundtrack version in the movie, which sadly omits a verse. I don't normally buy film soundtracks, but the Muppet movie ones are worth it.

So, for fans, don't expect the constant joy and emotion of the previous film. But this is still a five-star movie. If the next is half as good as this, I'll still be pleased.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 4 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
This is a superb and highly enjoyable family film. As a boy in the 1970's, I loved The Muppet Show. As a man aged in his 40's, I've been a big fan of the comedy of Ricky Gervais. However, I've never watched any of the Muppet movies.
When my 12 year old daughter persuaded me to buy this DVD, I was a bit sceptical, but I'm glad that I did.
It's the best family film I've seen this year, apart from, perhaps, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray + UV Copy] .
Ricky Gervais plays Dominic BadGuy, ostensibly a tour promoter, but in reality, the right hand man of Constantine, the World's master criminal. Constantine is a frog, Kermit's doppelgänger, languishing in a Siberian gulag. Dominic persuades the Muppets to make a comeback, by going on a tour of theatres in Europe.
Constantine escapes from the gulag, and frames Kermit so that he finds himself imprisoned in the remote Siberian prison. The criminals then use the Muppets tour as a cover for their thefts of artwork from a museum and priceless artefacts held in bank vaults. The film is interspersed with absolutely wonderful song and dance routines, even Ricky gets into the act and proves that he can sing and dance (we already knew he could "dance" from his infamous routine in The Office - The Office 10th Anniversary Edition - Complete Series 1 & 2 and the Christmas Specials [DVD] ).
The script is unfailingly witty, with one or two slightly more risqué (but delicately referenced) jokes, for the benefit of adult viewers. The strength of the script, and the affectionately drawn characters of the Muppets, mean that the film has only a peripheral need for CGI.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 7 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Kermit and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. But this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time.

After making sure that Kermit is jailed, Constantine impersonates him as cover for his scheme.

While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find that Kermit has changed.

Only when Walter, Fozzie and Animal realise the truth, is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century......

Muppets Most Wanted is a delightful movie from beginning to end, harking right back to the original TV series that started it all, and the musical numbers are much better this time, than the 2011 reboot.

Songs like The Big House, are toe tapping wonders of genius, and I've not laughed out loud at a film for a long time.

Gervais is good as the main erm, Badguy, and he handles somebody else's material really well, even though he does manage to get in his David Brent dance into the movie.

Fey is also good, her accent intentionally dodgy, and the scenes in the prison are some of the funniest the film has to offer,thanks to Clement, Trejo, and Liotta.

It's not big on narrative, but it does have a sound story, and some Muppet's get a little sidelined in this, Gonzo having really little screen time.

All in all, it's The Muppets, and if your a fan, you will find something here to enjoy, its a proper family film, and one that's worth seeing you.

Great cameos too...
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