Muppets Most Wanted (2014 Movie)

This was a direct sequel to The Muppets (2011 Movie) and by direct sequel I mean this picks up at the last scene of that movie. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this until 2 things happened. First, Ricky Gervais showed up as “Dom Badguy”, so I knew I was going to appreciate the humor (how can you not love it when one of the dumb badguys is named such?). Secondly, Sam the Eagle, as a CIA agent, has a badge measuring scene with an Interpol Agent (played by Ty Burrel, whoever he is) and THAT’S when I knew this movie was for me.

The gist of the movie is that Kermit gets replaced by his evil duplicate and nobody notices except Animal, Fozzie and Walter (the new muppet introduced in the previous movie). Bad Kermit has plans to steal the Crown Jewels and uses the Muppets and only Kermit can stop him.

I loved this movie. I am not usually a fan of Ricky Gervais, but once again what made the difference is that he really played like he was acting with others in the scenes with the muppets. I think the biggest issue with Muppet movies is getting actors who can simply accept, and thus show by tone and body language, that the muppets are other legitimate actors in front of the camera. He played up his own strengths but at the same time didn’t feel like he was stealing any scenes for himself. Much like Michael Caine in Muppet Treasure Island, Gervais enhanced the scenes he was in.

The pure zaniness was back. Whoever wrote this, they seemed to understand the kind of humor that Jim Henson had captured in the original Muppets. It was whacky, it was silly, it was zany and it most important of all, it worked. I will be buying this and its prequel on bluray sometime by years end. This deserves a spot on the Muppet Shelf.

The only downside to this movie is that it is pretty essential to have watched the previous movie to understand everything clearly. Other than that, I highly recommend this Muppet movie.

33 thoughts on “Muppets Most Wanted (2014 Movie)

  1. I honestly had no idea there’s been this many Muppets movies. I thought there was the first one and a couple of sequels and that was it.

    Learning things all the time from the Internets.

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          1. Looks like you and fraggle are in a minority.

            Burrell is best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011 and 2014 (from eight consecutive nominations) and five Screen Actors Guild Awards: one for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013 and four consecutive awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, shared with the cast from 2011 to 2014.

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  2. Sigh. Isn’t the point of your blog to share your own knowledge? Caine was in Muppets Christmas Carol, Billy Connolly and Tim Curry in Muppet’s Treasure Island. Ty Burrell is in Modern Family on tv. Do you want me to do your laundry for you as well? DO YOU?

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    1. Movies and tv aren’t important. So if I get some facts mixed up, who cares? (besides you I mean). And even then, I’m probably doing somebody a service if my mistake puts them off of ever watching the boob tube again. Maybe they’ll go and become a life long reader.

      I can dream after all 😉

      nice try on trying to learn my washing machine speed. Ain’t happening buddy….

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    1. Hehehee, yeah, with the resurgence in interest in the late 2000’s there have been a few more movies than I was expecting when I started watching the tv show 🙂


  3. This is one of my favorite muppet movies alongside Treasure Island and A Christmas Carol. All three definitely benefit from the primary human actor (Curry is the best Long John Silver ever).

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  4. Oh I wasn’t aware of this one.. What was I up-to in 2014🤔 hmmm just remembered I might have seen a meme with Evil Kermit on the interwebs 🤣 I will definitely be looking it up I rather like the Muppets


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