The Muppets are back and this time they will bring us on a worldwide adventure that promises to be the longest film yet. This is a funny and entertaining film that people of any age will enjoy. Plus there is a bonus Short Film from Pixar’s Monster’s University, called Party Central.
After eleven films, the Muppets are not sure what to do next, when manager Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) convinces Kermit (Steve Whitmire) and the gang to take a world tour. But, what they do not know is Dominic has another agenda planned for them. The whole gang is excited and ready for the tour of a lifetime, including Miss Piggy (Eric Jacobson), Fozzie Bear (Eric Jacobson), Gonzo (Dave Goelz), Animal (Eric Jacobson), Sam the Eagle (Eric Jacobson), Rizzo (Steve Whitmire), Rowlf (Bill Barretta), Scooter (David Rudman), Floyd Pepper (Matt Vogel), and Walter (Peter Linz), just to name a few.
Things start off great for the gang when they arrive in Berlin, Germany. Dominic books them at one of the most prestigious venues in town, which happens to be right next door to the Berlin National Museum. During their travels, the world’s greatest criminal, Constantine (Matt Vogel), who has stolen the world’s greatest treasures and has escaped the world’s toughest prisons is at large and has broken out of a Russian Gulag.
Now that Constantine is out of prison and has a strong resemblance to Kermit, he plans to impersonate him and go on a worldwide stealing spree. With the gang in Germany the local authorities confuse Kermit for Constantine and things get difficult for him and the Muppets. The one thing going for Kermit is that Animal senses that this new Kermit is not who he says he is.
Director James Bobin brings another Muppet movie to the big screen with great success, but this time with a different twist. With the addition of a villain that looks like Kermit and traveling around Europe, the gang has many challenges to overcome. His original storyline helps bring along the feature and it develops into a mysterious comedy that is sure to entertain. With the addition of the supporting cast, Nadya (Tina Fey) as a Russian GULAG officer, Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) as a French Interpol inspector, Ray Liotta as Big Papa, Tom Hiddleston as Great Escapo, along with some cameo’s from Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Salma Hayek, plus many more, will help make this film an enormous achievement.
Final Grade: I give this a B+ for its original storyline, and fantastic comedy.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Director: James Bobin
Runtime: 112 Minutes (1 hour and 52 minutes)
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for some mild action.