Muppets Then and Now
I like to think of myself as a child of the 80’s, and love all the great things of that decade. So, if my memory serves me correctly Jim Henson‘s beloved Muppets debuted June 22, 1979 with “The Muppet Movie“. This cross country adventure was well received by movie goers nationwide. Now, almost 35 years later Kermit the frog and his band of friends hit the international road, in their International Debut of Muppets Most Wanted.
International Debut of Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted lets all the Muppet character show off their own international flair, and own talent. At least they try! Kermit the Frog like always tries to keep order among his Muppet compadres.
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in
some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by
Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic,
aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty
Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
When Constantine steps in to the Muppets life, things get turned upside down. Kermit the Frog gets tricked on a afternoon walk, and gets picked up by local authorities. So Constantine slips in to the group as Kermit, and the real Kermit the Frog is trapped in a Siberian Jail with Nadya (Tina Fey).
As Kermit is figuring things out in “The Big House”, Constantine and Dominic Badguy (pronounced “Badgee,” it’s French!) are planning how they are going to pull off the biggest heist ever.
What I thought
Without giving everything away about this International Debut of Muppets Most Wanted, I would say it is a heart touching, fun having, Muppet joy ride. I know some people don’t think sequels aren’t as good, but after 35 years, the Muppets still got what it takes to entertain.