Even though they admit via a song and dance number that sequels are never as good as the originals, The Muppets are back in Muppets Most Wanted where there are plentiful musical numbers, cameos, and scenes that make the movie enjoyable for adults and kids alike.
The plot involves the gang embarking on a European tour and losing Kermit on their first stop in Berlin after Constantine, the World’s Number One Criminal, escapes a Russian Gulag. He pulls a switcheroo that lands the real Kermit in the big house with Tina Fey as Nadya, his prison guard.
In true Muppet fashion, the show must go on! The gang traverses Europe playing to sell out crowds in venues conveniently located next to crime scenes, not noticing that there’s anything different about their green leader. Even Miss Piggy is too enamored to realize that there’s anything different. After all, it’s been years (decades, really!) and finally her beloved Kermie has proposed and a wedding is in their future.
Will The Muppets finally realize that they’re being led by an imposter? Will the pig marry the wrong frog?
Not wanting to disappoint, there is a happy ending to Muppets Most Wanted although it’s probably not exactly what you’re thinking!
Since I don’t want to spoil it, what you should know is that we absolutely loved Tina Fey! She sings, dances, has the best prison uniform ever, and is a very likable and non-scary Russian guard. Even after Kermit gets out of prison, you want Nadya to come after the escaped frog prisoner just so you can see Tina Fey again! The kids loved her performance as much as my husband and I did and even though it’s been almost a week since we saw the preview, they’re still walking around the house reciting lines as they imitate her Russian accent, singing her big prison number, The Big House, and asking when we can see it again.
Muppets Most Wanted is in theaters today- March 21- and we highly recommend it but like any movie, please read the review on Common Sense Media to see if it’s age appropriate to see with your family this weekend!
I received press passes to see Muppets Most Wanted with my family. No compensation was received for this post and all opinions are based on my family’s impressions of the movie. Images courtesy of Disney.