Muppets Most Wanted, 2014 - ★★★

Muppets Most Wanted, 2014 - ★★★


“You wanna unicorn, I’ll give it to you”

- Constantine (Matt Vogel)

Kermit gets replaced by a lookalike European master criminal named Constantine. After the evil frog sends Kermit to a gulag, he takes the Muppets Show on a tour around EU's cities in order to pull off a series of cunning rr-robw-r-rrobberies.

This isn't by any means a great movie, the comedy is really starting to crack around its edges and the gags have grown painfully stale... but enough about Mr. Gervais. Its the Muppets you know what you're getting, it falls short of them at their heady best but its still a great slice of family entertaining. The new character villain Constantine was a refreshing breath of fresh air, I probably laughed more at his character than any of the others, albeit he sounded more than a little like Borat. These country trip comedies always tend to fall flat (National Lampoons, Simpsons...), which this admittedly does on occasion. The segments I enjoyed most were the gulag, with Kermit instantly thrown in charge of the a prisons stage show (which includes some surprising action movie based cameo's). But its at its best when its centralized and they're doing the old style show again. This gives way to pure nostalgia, remembering their original TV show. And even though its often bad, its always been a stroke of genius having Waldorf and Statler at hand to throw scorn on how rubbish the whole thing is. It isn't nonstop hilarious, but its worth catching and certainly has its moments.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

Heaps of film reference gags including 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Shawshank Redemption'. Constantine's corny Lionel Richie/Enrique Iglesias styled unicorn ballad got my biggest laugh.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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