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Muppets Most Wanted

Taking the world by farce 

Year: 2014 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (XWide) 
Certificate: BBFC PG Cert – Parental guidance 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by James Bobin 
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey  
An image from Muppets Most Wanted

The beloved Muppets return for another hilarious exploit that once again won’t fail to make you laugh. This time, in the middle of their world tour, the Muppets become embroiled in a high-profile jewel heist in Europe, headed by a Kermit the frog lookalike and his crafty sidekick Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais).

The Muppets, buoyed by the success of the 2011 film, agree to a world tour under the organisation of a rather dubious talent manager, played by Ricky Gervais with his usual acerbic wit. Badguy is secretly working with Constantine, a Russian master criminal who strongly resembles Kermit, with the addition of a mole on his face. Constantine steals Kermit’s identity and frames Kermit as himself, thus landing Kermit in a Russian prison where he is kept under the watchful eye of Tina Fey, playing the role of a stereotypically cold, heartless Russian guardswoman. Meanwhile, under the control of Constantine, in the guise of Kermit, and Badguy, the Muppets’s stage show is actually a front for a highly complex plot to steal the British crown jewels. With Kermit imprisoned for Constantine’s crimes, will the Muppets be able to get themselves out of yet another ridiculous predicament?

Bearing in mind the current state of affairs in world politics, the mocking characterisation of the Russians and Europeans may have some viewers gritting their teeth. However, politics aside, The Muppets: Most Wanted boasts memorable musical numbers (the penguins’ rendition of ‘Moves Like Jagger’ is definitely worth a watch!) and innumerate cameo appearances such as Tom Hiddleston, Zach Galifianakis and Celine Dion as Miss Piggy’s fairy godmother, to name but a few! But nevertheless, the Muppets show once more that they still have the ability to entertain audiences of every generation and in spite of the many other cameos, they remain the stars of the show.

Jess Walker

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Screenings of this film:

2013/2014 Summer Term (digital)
2013/2014 Summer Term (digital)