Muppets Most Wanted (2014)."It's not easy being mean."
This week, it's a real who's who of terrible, pointless, unfunny celebrity cameos hosted by Ricky Gervais, featuring Tina Fey and introducing a Kermit Clone! It's Muppets Most Wanted from 2014.
Storyline :Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) to go on a world tour. Unbeknownst to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as him, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) investigate, the Muppets think their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie, and Animal realize the truth, is there a chance to stop Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century.
Directors: James Bobin
Writers: James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller, and Jim Hensen
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Steve Whitmire
Awards: 3 Wins & 11 Nominations
Film Budget: $50,000,000
Gross Worldwide: $80,383,113
We wish Tina would have NOT agreed to sing this horrible "Big House" song. Why...Tina....WHY????
And don't even get us started on Ty Burrell with the Interrogation Song...what? Why?
The hits just keep NOT coming in this muppet movie. Honestly no idea what they were thinking here.
Taking the world by farce...and the fun facts aren't any better.
A lot of work went into making Constantine the Frog look slightly different than Kermit: His frill is shorter and wider than Kermit's, His eye slits are more horizontal than Kermit's, making him look angrier. His mouth was constructed to look like a frown. Constantine's puppeteer Matt Vogel swung Constantine when walking, giving the illusion of a heavy-shouldered man's swagger.
At the end of the "Sequel" song, Walter suggests calling the movie "Muppets Again". "Muppets... Again!" was the working title all through filming, but was changed at the last minute to "Muppets Most Wanted".
Costume designer Vivienne Westwood designed Miss Piggy's wedding gown from a special fabric made from recycled water bottles.
The scene where Nadya (Tina Fey) is walking down the Gulag cell block saying goodnight to everyone by name (and they say it back to her) is an homage to The Waltons (1972).
All of the Muppets content is available to stream on Disney+...if there's nothing else on.
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