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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Muppets Most Wanted

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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 Parental Guidance
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Datta on 11 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Since a child, I share fond memories of the Muppets. I enjoy watching the Muppets as a 35 years old. The Muppets: Most Wanted is an entertaining and feel good movie. I am a huge fan of the Muppets..The Muppet Movie 1979 and Muppets Manhattan are few of my favourite films in the series. I still enjoyed the new release.

The plot is about an evil frog known as Clonstantine. He replaces Kermit with the intention of framing the Muppets through a series of crimes. Ricky Gervais plays a key role. I will not comment on the significance of his role, as it would act as a spoiler. I tend not to add spoilers in my reviews. The innocent Kermit ends up in a Siberian prison in place of the evil frog. Poor Kermit misses out on an European tour of the Muppets, as it not the same without his presence. Kermit hilariously entetains prision inmates and is chased by a mad Russian prison guard. Do the vulnerable muppets realise that Kermit is a fake? Will Kermit clear his name? There are plenty of laughs and musicals. The musicals are cheesy and catchy. The personality of the muppets steal the show. The Muppets are known for creating chaos and show their own distinctive personality. The original muppets are featured such as Gonzo, Frozzie, Rolf, Animal, Scooter, Miss Piggy and so on. The nostalgic days are relieved through the musical shows. It feels good watching these moments.

Muppets: Most Wanted is great family entertainment film. Disney has added a new dimension to the franchise, since acquiring the exclusive rights. It is a popcorn film to enjoy. I would recommend the movie, if you are a fan of the muppets and love a good feel good movie. Great nostalgic memories. Thanks for bringing the muppets to the present day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
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.
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