Sound Off: Disney's 'Muppets Most Wanted' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
March 21, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're back… again! Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, and even Walter. Jim Henson's Muppets return to the big screen three years after their revival in The Muppets in a sequel titled Muppets Most Wanted, once again directed by James Bobin of "Flight of the Conchords" fame. In addition to all of our Muppet friends, the cast includes Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Jemaine Clement, Ty Burrell, with numerous cameos as well. But is it as good as the first? Or not even close? Fun or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Muppets Most Wanted.
Note: I have not been able to see this yet, as Disney didn't screen it for me in advance. In the meantime, here's an excerpt from Jeremy's review: "The jokes have always been a little cheesy with the Muppets, but that was forgiven due to the genuine heart they always brought… This movie aims for nothing but the funny bone, and, to its credit, a jab or two get through. That and the cameos - always a fun time in Muppet movies - are more than enough to make it worthwhile for the typical kids' movie that it is. You can't help but wonder, though, where that magic and uniqueness went. They probably went home with Jason Segel."
What did you think of Bobin's Muppets Most Wanted? Improved sequel, or wasted potential?
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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
I thought it was decent but it was a completely different style than the first one. What bothered me most is that the 1st movie's whole point was to share with the audience a new muppet with Walter. In the second movie he's barely in it, they completely minimized him.
DashSatan on Mar 22, 2014
**Spoiler Alert** Did we see the same movie? Besides Animal, Walter is the only one who senses that something is off with Kermit. He's the only one who finally discovers what's really going on with Badguy and Constantine and then recruits Fozzie and Animal to help him. He literally leads the charge to save Kermit, and then delivers a speech at the end about taking Kermit for granted, and starts the whole "if you're taking Kermit to jail, you'll have to take me" thing.
The Shoes Dude on Mar 26, 2014
I saw the Muppets Most Wanted with my family and people from different ages, and It made us laugh a lot!!!! I mean, It's the Muppet's! You can be to critic or be to serious about it! This is a family movie and for people like me, that grew up with the Muppets! Its a more dynamic movie than the first one, Check it out!!!
Mike on Mar 23, 2014
I saw it tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. By no means is this highbrow, dramatic art. It is however a good time with a fair bit of laughs for anyone who was ever a fan of the old Muppet Show on TV. A good family film for those old enough to reminisce with kids young enough to discover new joys.
Thexn on Mar 24, 2014
Definitely wasn't as good as The Muppets, but I still loved it. The Muppets was oozing with nostalgia because it was a comeback film. I think we all wanted that feeling again, but there's no way it was going to be the exact same because of that. I just hope this team stays together for whatever the Muppets do next. Regardless of what you thought of this second Muppet movie they did, it's clear that they get it. What this movie proved to me was that this team should try out a short season of The Muppet Show again, maybe 8-10 episodes, just to see how it's received? Oh, and Ty Burrell would be a great Inspector Clouseau.
The Shoes Dude on Mar 26, 2014
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