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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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James Bobin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Dominic Badguy
Ty Burrell ... Jean Pierre Napoleon
Tina Fey ... Nadya
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam Eagle / Animal (voice)
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf (voice)
Bill Barretta ... 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)
David Rudman ... Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Bobby Benson / Wayne (voice)
Matt Vogel ... Constantine / Floyd Pepper / Sweetums / Pops / Robin / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / 80's Robot / Camilla / Uncle Deadly (voice)
Peter Linz ... Walter / Manolo Flamingo (voice)
Tony Bennett ... Tony Bennett
Hugh Bonneville ... Irish Journalist
William Brand ... Berliner #2
Andrés Cantor Andrés Cantor ... Announcer
Jemaine Clement ... Prison King
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Storyline

Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) to go on a world tour. Unbeknownst 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 him, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Danny Trejo's mother passed away as he was filming his last scenes in this movie. As he was finishing his scenes so he could fly back to Los Angeles, California for the funeral, the cast and crew offered their condolences and sympathies to him. Trejo, known for his tough guy roles and demeanor, shrugged off the sympathies. When Steve Whitmire offered his condolences in character as Kermit the Frog, Trejo broke down crying. See more »

Goofs

The CIA is not a law enforcement agency, so Sam the Eagle has no claim to jurisdiction at the gallery in Berlin; the CIA's mandate is solely the gathering and analysis of intelligence. And as an operative of a clandestine organization, Sam would not carry anything that identified him as CIA; he would have a cover identity, which, as America's primary diplomatic arm, would most likely be as some sort of representative from the Department of State. 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

Follows The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (uncredited)
Arranged by George Wilson
Courtesy of APM Music
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Muppets lost some charm
22 March 2014 | by macdaddy3598See all my reviews

I hate to give the Muppets anything less than a 10, I really do. I'm an enormous Muppets fan, but this movie disappointed on a couple counts.

First, they started using CGI - A lot.

The charm of the Muppets is that... well, they are puppets. That somehow got lost in translation in this movie when some scenes included full bodies of dancing and walking Muppets. In the past movies, Muppets were shown full-bodied only as stop-action; but the CGI thing just takes the fun and mystery out of it.

Another negative is over-saturation of the Muppets. They are everywhere now, from car commercials to my lunch at Subway. Disney is milking the franchise to death, sadly, so the movie doesn't have that special pop.

All that said, the movie starts with a bang. It's a hilarious transition from the last film, though the absence of Jason Segal is quickly noticed. A cameo may have done justice there.

Overall, the movie is fun; though the writing didn't get a lot of laugh- out-loud moments like their other films. The evil Kermit concept was well executed and the human actors were excellent in their roles. A few good songs, but nothing I'd commit to memory to sing on a road trip.

It's worth a watch for every Muppet fan, and overall a strong 7 out of 10.


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USA | UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Muppets 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,005,126, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$51,183,113

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,383,113
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| ("Unnecessarily Extended" Edition) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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