Muppets Most Wanted – Movie Review (as a series of bullet points)

The Muppets factor into my earliest happy memories. I have a huge soft spot for them that overrides most reason. They just released a new movie. After how easy and fun my Bullet Point Review of Divergent was, I figured I would do it again, but this time about Muppets Most Wanted. Plus, I love Tina Fey.

So. Here you go.


• I am always happy when a new Muppet project is released.

 Having said that, I wasn’t exactly thrilled about this one.

 Luckily, it is better overall than the previous film.

 However, it is still not as good as any of the original movies.

 I really enjoyed the Russian Gulag stuff.

 Not so much the Constantine and Badguy Heist stuff.

 I really struggle with the voice of the new Kermit performer.

 Fozzie and Piggy don’t bother me as much.

 I flat out hate the new voices of Statler and Waldorf.

 I miss Rizzo the Rat, and Pepe the King Prawn.

 It feels like there are twice as many songs as there were in the previous movie.

 And all of the songs are great and funny and energetic and contextual.

 Brett Mckenzie is a great fit to write music for the Muppets.

 But I still miss Paul Williams’ more nuanced touch.

 Tina Fey was a sexy-ish Russian Gulag Warden.

 Which totally worked for me.

 Ty Burrell was pretty fun in it.

 By the end, the cameos just felt tacked on.

 (That last bullet point was also a little joke that you might only really get if you stayed to the end credits.)

 Absolute funniest line: “Good night, Danny Trejo.”

 I love Tina Fey.

 I miss Jim Henson.

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