Thursday, March 20, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted Review

    Well since Kermit and Muppets returned in the feature The Muppets, the famous Jim Henson creations have been pushed back into the public mainstream. Mixing old fashion elements with new characters and a new direction, the Muppets have seem to catch it's former glory. If you decide to go with the family then please be sure to get there early because there is a good short film included staring the characters from the Pixar film Monsters University. With the sequel Muppets Most Wanted the film continues where the last one ended. 
    Kermit and the gang now hot off their first film become persuaded by a manager, Dominic Badguy played by Ricky Gervais, to go on a world tour. While on this world tour, Kermit is set up to by a look a like frog known as Constantine and is taken to Russia to serve Constantine's prison sentence. While Kermit finds a way to escape, Constantine uses the world tour as a cover to steal from wealthy institutes with his partner Dominic that leads to an ultimate heist. The only one that seems to catch on about what's really going on is of course Walter who was the star of the last film along side Jason Segel and Amy Adams.
    When Walter convinces only a few of the gang to trust him and head for Russia in order to free Kermit before Constantine's plan comes to fruition which would lead to the end of the gang's comeback. With a variety of music numbers and celebrity cameos, this sequel doesn't overlap the last movie but is just as good. The running time of the film is two hours but with the comedy and the musicals, it made the film feel as though it was shorter. Of course being a Disney film and it's the Muppets, it's a great film for the kids and the parents will enjoy as well.
    The Muppets have been a big part, not just with my generation but now with this new generation as well. The miracle with this is, The Muppets have never really changed though the world around them certainly has. With other characters that have adapted with the times like superheroes and old film reboots that are changed to fit the new world's needs, the look and purpose of each muppet still stays the same. Keeping the Muppets original is what's contributed to their regained popularity. This film will give the film Divergent a run for it's money on opening week but I have no doubt that Muppets Most Wanted will take the number one spot.  
    This movie gets a 10 out of 10 because of the fact that it's a family film that's made for everyone of different generations. The story is fresh, warm, and while this is a musical, there is more story this time than there was in the last film. Again if you decide to go then please make sure you get there before the short film starts, it was very entertaining. I didn't stay to see if there was anything after the end of the film but I did stay a little during the credits and there was some entertaining stuff. Muppets Most Wanted will be Disney's next biggest draw in since Frozen in my prediction.

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