Following a glorious return to stardom, the Muppets are talked into touring the world. However they are unaware they are being conned into a frame.
Since Jim Henson’s passing in 1990, every Muppet film has been received with mixed feelings by lifelong fans. Even after the all-around success of their revival to the franchise in 2011 with The Muppets, audiences were presuming a follow up to it would show a step down in quality. Regrettably, in this instance that was an apt presumption. Despite the return of the same Writer, Directing team from last time, Muppets Most Wanted simply does not make the grade. Whereas The Muppets was clearly a labor of love and a chance for cast & crew to stand behind their animated friends from childhood, Muppets Most Wanted appears to be a net to rake-in whatever money fans are willing to submit. There are some droll moments and jokes, and some fun cameos, but the movie lacks a spark to it that defines the better Muppet movies.
Anyone who has grown up with Muppets in their lives know that they are prone to swing and miss from time to time, but also know they are notorious for coming back strong. Muppets Most Wanted may not be there best shot, but it still somehow will leave theatergoers wanting more.
Muppets Most Wanted is now playing in theaters everywhere.