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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

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While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

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Cast

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Pepe the King Prawn / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / The Swedish Chef / Bobo the Bear / Big Mean Carl / Baby Boss / Carlo Flamingo / Leprechaun Security Guard (voice)
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Walter / Manolo Flamingo (voice)
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Irish Journalist
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Berliner #2
Andrés Cantor ...
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Prison King
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Storyline

Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie and Animal realize the truth is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taking the world by farce See more »


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Rated PG for some mild action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Muppets 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,005,126 (USA) (21 March 2014)

Gross:

$51,178,893 (USA) (11 July 2014)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A lot of work went into making Constantine the Frog look slightly different than Kermit the Frog:
  • His frill is shorter and wider than Kermit's


  • His eye slits are more horizontal than Kermit's, making him look angrier


  • His mouth was constructed to look like a frown


  • and Constantine's puppeteer Matt Vogel would swing Constantine when walking, giving the illusion of a heavy-shouldered man's swagger.


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Goofs

At about an hour and 2 minutes into the movie, there is a brief view of the Moon. The Moon is shown reversed rather than the way it should be when looked at with the unaided eye. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Film Crew: And cut!
Walter: Wow, that was so amazing!
Kermit: Walter, you did a wonderful job.
Walter: Thank you, Kermit. Did we get that?
Miss Piggy: We got it.
Kermit: We got it, yup.
Film Crew: [speaks into bullhorn] Movie's over, people, go home. That is a wrap.
Scooter: Okay, nice work, everyone. Make sure to fill out your I-9's, and we'll see you on the next one.
Scooter: [crew leaves the set] So uh, what do we do now?
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Crazy Credits

In the middle of the credits, Fozzie says, "Check this out!" and puts his hat on the "LOS ANGELES UNiT" text. See more »

Connections

References The Muppets (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Carmen Suite No.1 - Les Toreadors
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Addressing the films "CGI" and compositing.
16 April 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I think it may also be possible that audiences are not able to effectively articulate their complaints about "CG use". Often any digital manipulation including compositing will be termed "CG". Full-body Muppets composited in post production are not a new realm for the Muppets, however Muppets Most Wanted marks the first time they have been used this extensively and for scenes involving such a significant range of articulation not typically seen from Muppets in any non-composited scenes. I'd argue that part of what makes the Muppets so endearing are their inherent limitations. In spite of significant efforts from a lot of talented people, many of the composited scenes, in particular the "stunt action" sequences come off as a betrayal to those endearing Muppet qualities. The Muppets have more subtly and effectively incorporated compositing effects, however the compositing work in this film was more often sub par, and not just for these full-body Muppet effects. The quality of compositing work was TV movie caliber, not of a 2014 Hollywood blockbuster. I found the compositing work in the final number so terrible that it distracted from all the good things going on there. Movie making technology is continually improving, and puppetry in cinema should certainly embrace those advancements, but perhaps with more subtle incorporation. I believe anything that distracts the viewer from the character and they story negates the effect. "Just because you can doesn't mean you should".


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