We are so excited about new Muppets movie opening today, and we are definitely going to see it this weekend. We are having an open house so the kids and I are escaping to the movies!
Every time the kids see a preview for it, they are cracking up. I am glad my kids love the Muppets like I did when I was little.
I love Tina Fey’s Russian accent in the movie and love Ty Burrell’s mustache. They are two of my favorite actors. I also love all the physical comedy they show in the preview. I am a sucker for anyone falling down.
The USA Today review said they have brought the wacky back to the film. I liked the 2011 reintroduction of “The Muppets” but I think I am going to like this one better. USA Today gave it 3 out of 4 stars and Entertainment Weekly gave it a B, which surprises me. EW said the 2011 one was better.
“The Muppets’ winning style of self-referential, pun-filled, fast-paced comedy ventures further afield as the duplicitous Dominic (Gervais) persuades the colorful crew to go on a European tour, performing in some of the grandest theaters. The world’s most famous puppets are wildly enthusiastic. Kermit (voiced by Steve Whitmire) hesitates. Worrying that they need more rehearsal time, the levelheaded frog is the lone naysayer. Dazzled by global stardom, the other Muppets drown out Kermit’s objections.”
“Once they arrive overseas, Kermit is replaced by his evil twin. The Slavic-accented Constantine, “the world’s No. 1 criminal,” has escaped from a Siberian labor camp and kidnapped the stolid Kermit. Constantine and Dominic have a dastardly plan to steal the crown jewels. Constantine’s striking likeness makes it easy enough to impersonate Kermit — despite their glaring linguistic differences….
“Director James Bobin deftly balances the talents of the comic actors with the ridiculously lovable Muppet gang. Though not as sweetly nostalgic as 2011’s The Muppets, this sequel is wackier. The musical numbers’ lyrics are a hoot, and the parade of cameos (from Celine Dion to Usher) is a bonus.”
Are you heading out to see “Muppets Most Wanted” this weekend? Have your kids embraced the Muppets even though they are old-school? Did they embrace “Peabody and Sherman?” (I used the love the Peabody shorts but I fell asleep in the new movie. The kids gave it a meh.)