The Muppets Most Wanted: a fun family flick

A must watch for any Muppets fan

Mairead Warner
Staff Writer

“The Muppets Most Wanted” had an ironic beginning and an original Muppet’s ending. The movie is equipped with surprise twists and turns that kept the audience’s attention and kept them guessing.
All of the characters are extremely colorful, there are no bland characters. The story line has a medium pace and is easy to follow.
“The Muppets Most Wanted” featured memorable cameos from well-known musicians, actors and popular comedians. Comedian and actress Tina Fey plays Nadya, a female prison guard. ‘Modern Family’ actor Ty Burrell plays Jean Pierre Napoleon and comedian/actor Ricky Gervais plays Dominic Badguy, the sidekick of the main antagonist.
“The Muppets” kept its original characters. Each of the characters brought something to the movie. There were also new characters introduced who helped lead the story in the direction that gave the story meaning. The lovable and memorable personalities of the original characters stayed consistent throughout the film.
The musical numbers were expected as in previous Muppet Movies. But in this case the musical numbers gave the movie a lively and interesting feel.
“The Muppets” has the ability to bring out some witty remarks and its usual light-hearted slapstick comedy. However, the film also brought out a serious side in certain scenes. All the main characters seemed to get the same amount of screen time.
One of the main antagonist’s is Costantine Kermit’s look alike and an all-around evil character. His side-kick is Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais), who Costantine nicknames “number two.” Mistaken identity is what brings out the main plot of the movie.
Each character has their quirks just as any Muppet movie would. “The Muppets Most Wanted” showed that nearly anything can happen in a Muppet’s movie. If you are a Muppet’s fan, this movie will not disappoint.

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