Muppets Most Wanted is the sequel to 2011 The Muppets. It’s about… you guessed it, the Muppets. This time they go on a world tour, but little do they know that there’s more to it than that. Friends become enemies, enemies become friends, friends become lovers, all that and a lot more songs with a lot more guest appearances, and you get Muppets Most Wanted.
The good; the film takes place immediately where the last film left off, amazing! And right away there’s a musical number about how this movie is a sequel, love it. The music in this film is just great, Bret McKenzie‘s back and boy does he deliver with the music. McKenzie’s lyrical sensibility gels well with the Muppets, it’s uncanny how this union never took place earlier. Along with McKenzie, we have Christophe Beck back again, who comes hot off the tails of Frozen.Music and Muppets just belong together.
We get a lot of guest stars in this movie, one in particular is the build up to the man in the box.
The story is typical of a Muppet movie, we have to travel and sing our way through things, but in this film we get a little more with how this group is a family. There’s more separation in this one, but it allows us to explore the relationships among these characters. One moment I found particularly wonderful was when Fozzy, Animal and Walter come to aide Kermit in the gulag. It felt right that Fozzy would come to his best friend’s aid, that might just be me being sentimental, but it’s hard not to be that way about characters I grew up with.
The bad; it seems like everyone is doing an accent in this movie, but I guess that goes with the international feel of the film.
This goes more with the movie going experience… but kids in a theatre are very distracting, especially when they’re pointing out everything that’s going on in the movie. Parents, I implore you to not rely on tv or the movies as your babysitter, please teach them common courtesy.
Overall this sequel was very entertaining. I love that they amped up the number of songs, did I mention the songs? The songs are great. We even get to see Robin, remember Robin? If you grew up with the Muppets, you’ll love this sequel.