MUPPETS MOST WANTED
MUPPETS MOST WANTED
Run time: 112mins
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey
Synopsis: Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.
“It’s time to play the music, It’s time to light the lights….” The Muppets are back in a fun packed sequel full of music and laughs – a true tribute to the classic caper movies of the 1960s. The hilarious opening song “We’re Doing a Sequel” ironically sets the scene.
Kermit (voiced by Steve Whitmire) is replaced by an evil froggy doppelganger and his accomplice, Dominic Badguy – pronounced BadGee (Ricky Gervais) – who suggests a celebratory European tour, in this hilarious crime caper sequel. They’ve sold out the biggest venues in Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London, but what they don’t suspect is that Dominic is the sidekick of evil criminal mastermind Constantine – the world’s most dangerous frog! Worse still, Constantine is a dead ringer for Kermit. Our hero promptly finds himself chucked into a Russian gulag by prison guard Nadya (Tina Fey), while Constantine takes his place. Hot on their trail is US agent Sam the Eagle (Eric Jacobson), who’s forced to co-operate with his French counterpart, Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Director James Bobin returns for this fun-packed musical sequel, which is a Muppet tribute to classic sixties caper movies. Laugh as you try to count the dizzying number of celebrity cameos. Marvel at Miss Piggy’s duo with Celine Dion. Relish the pure pleasure when Ray Liotta and Danny Trejo and the other gulag prisoners perform “I Hope I Get It” from A Chorus Line.
A Muppet Movie isn’t just for Christmas – it’s for any time of the year!
Images courtesy of Walt Disney