Today’s post is brought to you by the resident entertainment and arts expert, my talented husband, JD. This past weekend he had the opportunity to preview The Muppets Most Wanted with our oldest son. As you can see they had a blast. Enjoy his insights on the film.
Muppets Most Wanted is a return to the “second” best thing the clever group of misfit-puppets do best… a caper! Constantine, the world’s most dangerous frog, has escaped from the Russian Gulag 38B. Unbeknownst to the band of reunited Muppets; Constantine plans to swap identities with the world’s least dangerous frog, Kermit. While Kermit is wrongly imprisoned the remainder of the Muppets embark on an international tour, unwittingly acting as Constantine’s accomplices for his nefarious criminal plans.
The usual barrage of cameos are lead by great performances from Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell. Each working on opposing sides of the law. The film isn’t short on laughs either, several performances of traditionally themed muppet show skits where celebrities act along side the puppets in a Vaudeville tradition are offset by hilarious physical comedy from Constantine and Gervais. My favorite part of the movie occurred in the Gulag where Tina Fey steels the show as a musically minded head mistress. Speaking of music the songs in the movie do range in quality. There are fantastic pieces such as the opening song, “We’re Making a Sequel,” and then less thought out numbers such as “Number Two,” by Gervais and Constantine. The humor is consistent and great for kids with some very witty onus for the adult audience.
Will Kermit be rescued? Will the Crown Jewels be safe? Will there be chickens shot out do canons? MUPPETS MOST WANTED opens in theaters everywhere today, March 21st!
Make sure you arrive on time so you don’t miss a short featuring the scariest band of monsters from last summer’s Monster’s University.
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Here’s some fun to hold the kiddos over until the movie. Aiden is really big into drawing right now so these “how to draw” sheets are perfect. Spy movies are always a big hit and I love this recipe for a simple secret message.