Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire Movie Review

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Ricky Gervais in Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Not that Wanted

With the team back together following their revival Kermit and friends are looking for a new project which is when they meet Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) who suggests they go on a World Tour starting in Berlin. What the Muppets don't realise is that Dominic Badguy is a real badguy in cahoots with Constantine, Kermit's doppelganger, who plan to use the Muppets as a cover for their criminal enterprises starting with getting the real Kermit thrown inside a Gulag as Constantine. Eventually the Muppets begin to become suspicious of their lead frog as he doesn't act like their old Kermit.

There is always a problem when you have a recognizable brand of entertainment and want to make a movie out of it, often it just never lives up to the expectations. This is the case when it comes to "Muppets Most Wanted" as whilst some of the Muppet movies have entertained this is one which struggles to find a story or at least one strong enough to entertain and keep your attention for its duration. And sadly without that strong storyline this meanders along, tossing a few gags and musical numbers at the audience but not really hitting the comedy high notes you expect.

Of course there will be those who enjoy "Muppets Most Wanted" and I would expect those will be of a young age who will just enjoy the comedy of the characters and the bubbly nature of the various musical numbers. And in fairness some of the musical numbers are good but for me there is still something missing which sort of makes this movie drag on, only really pepped up by some cameo appearances.

What this all boils down to is that "Muppets Most Wanted" just didn't do it for me and quite simply feels like the team behind it have struggled for an idea and in a rush to put out something before those who loved the last movie had grown up they didn't get an enough storyline to make it work or at least live up to the high expectations many have for The Muppets.