Muppets Most Wanted Saturday, 21 September 2019

Muppets Most Wanted

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Kermit gives you what you want.

  • Starring:

    Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Peter Linz, Hugh Bonneville, Jemaine Clement, Sean Combs, Rob Corddry, Mackenzie Crook, Céline Dion, Lady Gaga, Zach Galifianakis, Josh Groban, Salma Hayek, Tom Hiddleston, Ray Liotta, James McAvoy, Chloë Grace Moretz, Usher Raymond, Miranda Richardson, Saoirse Ronan, Danny Trejo, Stanley Tucci, Christoph Waltz

  • Directed by:

    James Bobin

  • Running time:

    107 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are kicked, fired through the air, headbutted, arrested, slapped, bitten, hit with objects, bound, straight-jacketed, muzzled, tasered, threatened at gunpoint, head-slammed. Characters fall from a high ledge, dangle precariously. Prison escape, theft, break-and-enter, priceless objects smashed, broken mirror, bribery, dangerous driving. Armed soldiers, explosions, war trenches re-enactment, grenade thrown, ticking bomb, machine-gun fire. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Bones, carcasses, skeleton.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Skimpy costumes/dancewear. Men in long underwear. A character wears lingerine. Very mild innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (champagne). A bartender mixes cocktails.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Police, gender, cultural stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    The Muppets, art theft, weddings, sequels, stage fright, world tours, performance, team work, museums, the Crown Jewels, betrayal, auditions, cabaret, friendship, forgiveness, mistaken identity, heists.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Prison, church, bar settings. Wedding proposal. Fireworks, helicopter, full moon, lightning, thunder. Animal puppets (pigs, frogs, bears, chickens, bulls, penguins, unicorn, armadillo, rats, flamingos). Dogs, pigeons, ravens, flocks of birds. Grim reaper, fur rugs. Brief subtitles, some German, some Spanish.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Ridiculous, better, fun, smart, sweet, gratifying, special, entertaining, charming, self-mocking, breezy, charismatic, clever, globetrotting, caper-filled, wacky, mirthful, pun-packed, fast-paced, wholesome, campy, good-humoured. Star-studded cameos, amazing characters, inspired casting, terrific soundtrack, epic production numbers, consistently funny.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Episodic, under-plotted, overlong, uneven, tiresome, grating. Predictable ending, not enough Beaker.

Preceded by PARTY CENTRAL, a MONSTERS UNIVERSITY short film featuring monsters, cups/cans of (implied) alcohol, college/frat party stereotypes, explosions and a mention of a monster's girlfriend making out with another guy.

 

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