Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review
In 2011, The Muppets finally returned to theaters and everybody masturbated because nostalgia is worth masturbating to. Three years later, they made the inevitable sequel, and no one cared. It’s a shame, because Muppets Most Wanted is a harmlessly enjoyable little movie the whole family can enjoy.
Muppets Most Wanted directly acknowledges that sequels are never as good as the originals, and it holds true to its statement. Muppets Most Wanted lacks some of the charisma and wittiness found in the previous entry (which was co-written by Jason Segel), but it still has enough gags and goofiness to make it a fun ride.
In this go-around, the Muppets have gone on a world tour. Unbeknownst to them, Kermit the Frog has been kidnapped, placed in a Russian Gulag (overseen by a Russian Tina Fey) and replaced by a dastardly lookalike who wants to use the tour as a cover for a series of jewel heists. Naturally, none of the other Muppets—including Miss Piggy—notice.
Muppets Most Wanted has enough A-list cameos to make you wonder what kind of blackmail material the producers have on them all. By and large the cameos are woefully underutilized, but there are enough bright spots to make up for the wasted opportunity.
But why bother writing this review? Muppets Most Wanted stars the Muppets, and it’s pretty entertaining. There’s not much more you need to know, right?
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.