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Your Thoughts: "Muppets Most Wanted" Theatrical Film

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Mar 20, 2014.

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How would you rate Muppets Most Wanted?

  1. 5 Stars - Perfect

    84 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. 4 Stars - Great

    67 vote(s)
    37.4%
  3. 3 Stars - Good

    18 vote(s)
    10.1%
  4. 2 Stars - Fair

    7 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. 1 Star - Poor

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%

  1. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I believe that was Nigel the conductor. The You Are My Sunshine monster from Hugga Wugga was one of the things Constantine offered Miss Piggy in I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu).
     
  2. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    How full were you guys' theaters? I'm a little worried.
     
  3. lady piggy

    lady piggy Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness, i am still giddy right now . Wow i just can not stop smiling , the movie was a complete delight . The intro was definitely fun and it really set the mood for the movie . Ahah totally loved that Gaga was in it too hehe ,but that's just moi . The overall plot was very good , how Dominic and Constantine all had this huge plan to rob the grown jewels and the poor Muppets having to be a way to do it . Ahah i ain't complaining , the songs were really really good . I honestly can not decided which one is my favorite ahah well i mean which one is my second favorite .Piggy's song with Miss Celine was just so magical ,so beautiful and the Figs!!!!!!! Oh i couldn't believe my eyes ,there were ahah soooo cute . I especially LOVED the Kermit and Piggy relationship , he was so sweet and caring , just reminded me why i love that little green Prince . And Piggy ,my beautiful diva her performance in the movie was OSCAR WORTHY , her emotion ,her singing her OUTFITS !!!! Just so beautiful , i never felt so proud of her <3 i would definitely say that this movie topped there last movie
     
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member


    We had about three or four parents with their kids, a middle aged man and a middle aged/senior couple, along me and my friend.

    But, that was Thursday night. I'm sure more people went tonight.
     
  5. LeahXZoot4Evur

    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

    I'm going tonight aaaand I'm gonna dress up as Zoot too!
     
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  6. MuppetGuy75

    MuppetGuy75 Active Member

    For me, "Muppets Most Wanted" was quite possibly one of the best Muppet movie sequels EVER! I was cracking up the whole time! The comedic timing was perfect, the music was amazing, and I have to say that Constantine is a new fave now. The feeling of this film came very close to the mad cap humor of "Great Muppet Caper" and played more for laughs than nostalgic memories from 2011's "The Muppets". I will be going to see this movie a few more times... I'm ready for another sequel.. again! :)
     
  7. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    You know what really got me? Not just the "figs" in the dream montage, but the "Old Piggy" and "Old Kermit" puppets. They were just so well done, and it got me a little choked up. Probably just the state of my life I'm in right now--happily married for ten years, little toddler running around the house, you know--but that whole "growing old together" thing was really perfect.
     
  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I saw a 2:30 PM showing and there were around 12 people there, but my theater is generally deserted until the evening showing on weekdays. Even when I left at 4:30 or so the whole place was still pretty empty.
     
  9. FletchySRF3088

    FletchySRF3088 Active Member

    I thought I'd post my initial views from an advanced screening I went to on Sunday (I have to wait till next Friday when the film is released here in the UK to see it again.) Unfortunately, there were a lot of loud and badly-behaved children at this screening, so there were times when I couldn't fully hear the movie but it didn't really ruin my experience too much.

    Overall, I loved MMW and want to go see it again! (and mostly likely a couple more times after that). The songs are great, Tina Fey is fantastic, Ty Burrell is really funny, and Ricky Gervais is - for the most part - tolerable. But as always, the Muppet Performers are the real stars of this film. Matt Vogel in particular, really shines as Kermit's evil doppleganger Constantine. A really great performance and shows just how darn versatile he is (the perfect man to do Jerry Nelson's characters IMO).

    On first watch, this film felt a lot more fast-paced and "jokey" than the last film. It seems Nicholas Stoller and James Bobin have taken on board some of the criticisms it got - Rizzo's great line being a clear reference to certain criticisms TM got and easily my favourite line in the entire movie. I almost want to see the movie all over again JUST for that line. I love it because it says so much; Nicholas and James clearly read all (or a lot of) the opinions here and at Tough Pigs and The Muppet Mindset, and it just makes me feel like they do listen and really care about what we say. :)

    Also, I really smiled when I heard Jerry Nelson's voice. Wonderful tribute to him and again, I'm convinced this happened from Bobin and Stoller reading on here and the other fan sites.
     
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I saw the movie this morning. The first showing I could. And it was great.

    Not much from the commercials was cut. There's some things that I think were cut, but I don't know off-hand whether the visuals were there and they just looped the lines (though looped lines could have been taken from deleted scenes, if not recorded for the trailer). I don't think this film has Statler's "no more" comment from an early trailer. And one commercial had Kermit saying "I love you" at the wedding, but I don't recall hearing that line in the movie (the junior novel has Kermit saying that he loves all the Muppets during the wedding scene).

    The part with Miss Piggy saying that Kermit's never been more devoted to her and Rizzo agreeing was cut. Somehow it makes sense for that to be cut. With that in, Rizzo's one line that did appear (with him and Robin lementing that the last movie was all about Walter while long-running characters got less) might have made the joke make less sense.

    One thing I wonder: It seems Dominic and Constantine get the Muppets celebrating instead of rehearsing. At one point Walter thinks they'll have plenty of time to rehearse, only for the others to party. But why should the bad guys keep them from rehearsing? They pay theaters to sell out, and steal what they want anyway, so it shouldn't really matter to them whether the Muppets are good or not.

    After watching this, I don't mind that it's just Fozzie, Walter, and Animal looking for Kermit, with Gonzo not being among them. After all, they're search for and rescuing of Kermit doesn't take up much of the movie.

    I was surprised by how there were so many Muppet characters in the Gulag. Mainly because the commercials seemed to avoid showing scenes with Muppet prisoners (Calico was glimpsed in a prison scene in the first trailer, but can barely be spotted). At one point, I saw a furry purple hand sticking out of a cell, without seeing who it is. I wonder who that was. It sorta looked like a Mutation hand, only a bit too small to be one of the Mutations.

    I guess the person who thought he saw Brewster on the wall was wrong. He was clearly not in this.

    The stuff during the end credits was funny. It reminded me of Sweetums' first scene in Muppet Vision 3D, with Sweetums entering, the black background, and Fozzie being the first character to appear after Sweetums comes in.

    I sat through the whole credits. I noticed that in the copyright credit for the use of a Sesame Street clip, it actually said "characters and elements trademark of Sesame Workshop". It could have just noted Sesame Workshop as owner of the clip, since Kermit was the only character in that clip (it wasn't a clip with Kermit and Grover or Kermit and Elmo, for example). And it actually listed a copyright date for that clip (1974).
     
  11. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I went to see the movie tonight...IT WAS MORE AMAZING THAN I EVER COULD HAVE HOPED!!! I honestly don't see why this movie has been getting such bad reviews (then again, a Muppet fan might be a little biased).I was a little bummed, however, that they decided to cut Rowlf's line in "We're Doing A Sequel". But I still did enjoy the number. "I'm Number One" was a crowd pleaser at this showing. Lots of laughs when Ricky started dancing. I agree with pretty much everyone here by saying that Rizzo's line about last movie and how it should have focused on more established characters was possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen. Along with that, SO MANY OBSCURE MUPPETS. Bobby Benson and his baby band, Angel Marie, Blind Pew, Pops, Robin, Annie Sue got a line, Nigel was often seen in the orchestra pit, "You want a thingy-thing" *insert happy yellow creature*. Not even the writers know what its name is. I did tear up a little during "Something So Right". It is such a beautiful song. The same thing happened when I heard Jerry's voice. Such a great nod to him. Overall, this was the most I have ever enjoyed a Muppet Movie. Props to all the cast and crew who made this possible, and hopefully we will see a sequel to the sequel!
     
  12. LinkLady77

    LinkLady77 Member

    I just want to say that I LOVED the movie! It had a much happier tone than TM and great use of SO MANY minor Muppet characters (and brought back so many minor Muppets that haven't been seen since TMS!). Speaking of, Link had a few lines in the songs and even more lines in the dialogue...his scene with Usher had me squealing in my seat...LOL. Thanks to the writers who gave Link his biggest Muppet movie role...you have made me happy beyond words to see my favorite Muppet as more than just a background character. Steve Whitmire has done an awesome job as Link (I also loved seeing Link in the QVC appearances this past Sunday). My only quibble is that Annie Sue had only a quickly spoken line after the waltz scene...I thought that she would have had more scenes...maybe this will be seen in deleted scenes when the movie is on DVD/Blu-ray? I am just dying to see this movie again...soon!!!
     
  13. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    and now, another addition of, "Jaz's thoughts". Muppets Most Wanted edition!

    I watched the movie today, and I gotta say, smiled the whole time.
    Lets begin:

    -"We're doin' a sequel, we're back by popular demand", BRILLIANT. Its just so catchy. Ever so catchy.
    -Poor Kermit... I wish he weren't so underappreciated...
    -Wow... we're barely into the movie, and the frog and pig are already at it...
    -Constantine, you amuse me. You're hilarious. You have singing talent and that accent.
    -Kermit! No! Not the big house!
    -Poogy!!! I'm glad my favorite Moopet made a Cameo! :D
    -Dat musical number makes me wanna book a room at the bighouse.
    -Awww, he looked lovingly at that Piggy poster.
    -Constantine? Stagefright? Uh oh.
    -Oooh, Constantine, you got a mouth on, if you got nerve to talk smack to Piggy.
    -"You are my lady, and I'm your man baby"
    -"You wanna thingy thing, I'll give it to you!" (great song)
    -Oh god these shows are terrible. Good terrible, but terrible.
    -Naydia's got a thing for him... bleah.
    -Did he just... Did Constantine just... And Piggy thinks that... I've dreamed of that, but its not Kermit...
    -FOO FOO!!!
    -Piggy manages to sing my favorite song from a movie all the time.
    -THE FIGS! THIS IS ALSO KERMIT'S VISION, OMG!!! I'M TEARIN' UP.
    -And one more round of applause for the pig!
    -KEEEEEERRMIIIIIIIIIT!!!
    -Kermit seems to take action when he hears Piggy getting married.
    -Dang Kerm, you could be a criminal too.
    -Whoa, Piggy almost said no, and she doesn't even know it's Constantine yet...
    -Constantine... No, Kermit... Constantine! KERMIT! BOTH!?
    - PIGGY YOUR FACE BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    -Awwww... She knew who her frog was... thats a cute moment <3
    - HER RING IS THE BOMB?!
    -KERMIT SAVE HER!!!
    -Constantine kidnapped Piggy! Nooooooo!!!
    -Muppet ladder, I knew it...
    -Piggy's free, you're toast.
    -KICK HIS BUTT PIGGY!
    -It does my heart good to hear Kermit say, "Yeah, my woman" and then slap the crap outta Constantine.
    -This has to be one of my favorite parts of the movie... Piggy sounds like she's tearing up just happy that she has the right frog... And then they kiss.
    -Together again... Again!


    Overall, I loved the movie, right after, I went out and bought the soundtrack and a blanket for the movie. Although part of me wishes that Constantine ended up with Poogy. It'd be cute considering that Constantine seemed a bit attracted to her after getting slammed against the helicopter windows. :D

    But it was great. I'm even ok with the fact that they didnt get married. :)
     
  14. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member


    Aheheh...that was me. To be fair, it did look quite a bit like Brewster. But, in reality, it was just a very scruffy looking Pops.
     
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    When I saw the official credits listing, I was surprised to see that Pepe was billed first of Bill Baretta's characters. But while there's more of Rowlf and arguably more of Dr. Teeth and The Swedish Chef, it seems like none of Bill Baretta's characters are really that dominant (though Rowlf seems to have the most lines and such). Rowlf gets some dialogue at the beginning, and then he doesn't really seem to get any more lines until later in the movie.

    And with Kermit in the gulag and away from the others, I would have thought that that would allow more time for some of Steve Whitmire's other characters, like Rizzo. But it seems like Foo-Foo is the second most-prominent of Whitmire's characters in this movie.

    But then again, it seems like Dave Goelz's characters get more lines in this than in the last film (okay, so Zoot doesn't say anything again). There's a little bit more of Gonzo here than in the last one, and it seems Bunsen gets a bit of screentime without Beaker (while in the last one Beaker got quite a few things without Bunsen), and Beauregard has a fairly big role as a train conductor.

    After watching this, it makes sense that they would use a Sesame Street clip. It seems that scene is meant to show Constantine learning some of Kermit's best-remembered lines, and outside of Sesame Street it's not often Kermit says "Hi ho, Kermit the Frog here!"
     
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  16. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I thought Gonzo was on fire this time around! I mean I and others have been worried that he was starting to be phased out, but no he was back to his very weird self.
    I think it has been said that the 2011 movie was really made for the Muppet fans, but I disagree, I think this one was made for the Muppet fans!
     
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  17. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    I just got back from seeing it and I thought it was REALLY good! I can't decide if I like it more or less than the 2011 movie, but right now I think they're pretty much the same. I like how we got to see Gary and Mary at the beginning and I wonder if that was actual footage of Jason Segel and Amy Adams or just doubles lol.

    Rizzo's line was awesome, as a "'90s Muppet fan" I'm still very accustomed to the idea of Gonzo and Rizzo being top players, I miss that duo.

    I was so pleased that Gonzo and Bunsen had more screentime in this movie, if I had one true criticism of the 2011 movie was that I didn't like the way Gonzo was handled, they did it much better in this one. And while I miss seeing characters like Rizzo who were so prominent in the '90s, it's *fantastic* seeing characters like Rowlf, Scooter, and the band getting more screentime, so it's a pretty fair trade off. Though I feel like we were supposed to be getting some Lips screentime, I remember reading how Steve had found some good characteristics for Lips. Maybe his scenes got cut?

    The human characters were good, I absolutely LOVED Tina Fey in this movie. I'm really not a big fan of Ricky Gervais, but he was good in this. And I'm not familiar with Ty Burrell at all lol but he was good in this too. The prison inmates were all funny and it was cool that Ray Liotta was one too. And I LOVED Josh Groban's cameo at the end! I was wondering who was in that box, and I'm really glad that they revealed it.

    Speaking of the inmates, how cool was it seeing some of the pirate Muppets from Muppet Treasure Island? I thought that was great. And I loved that Bobo and Uncle Deadly were back as a duo. Bobo is definitely my favorite newer character and the way they've utilized him in the latest movies has been so good.

    In my opinion, the songs were a little weaker this time. "We're Doing a Sequel" was definitely the best. Tina Fey's "The Big House" was a lot of fun. The "Interrogation Song" was also really good. And of course "Together Again" is a classic, I like how they referenced it in this one AND the previous movie.

    I really like that Sam had a major part in this movie, he's one of my favorite characters, and Eric Jacobson's performance of the character is growing on me. I feel like Sam is one of the harder characters to recast, just because Frank Oz was *so* phenomenal with that character.
     
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  18. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    The movie itself was so so. I probably would give it 2 1/2 out 4 stars. I might have to see it again sometime to see if the movie is better the second time around.

    The first half of the movie felt rushed. It felt like you'd see one scene, cut, then the next scene, cut. Maybe it was just me.

    There's a funny bit that made me smile. When the muppets are going to go by train to Europe, Beauregard is driving the train and has trouble figuring out the controls. At one point the train is going backwards. It made me think of Beauregard's driving in the Great Muppet Caper.

    Another nice bit was Link Hogthrob actually said some things. It was before the Piggy/Constantine(disguised as Kermit) wedding. He was walking down the aisle trying to find a seat and said he needed an usher. Of course Usher turned around and said "I'm the Usher".

    Then there was the aforementioned Rizzo line where he talked about older more beloved characters didn't get any lines in the last film to make way for new characters. It's a real contrast now a days to how Rizzo was used throughout the 90's since Rizzo 20 years ago had big roles in the 90's films and also Muppets Tonight.

    And there was Bobby Benson who did receive a line.

    One thing that was kind of odd was everyone quickly moved on when they found Fozzie and Walter had quit although Rowlf, Rizzo, and Floyd mentioned about how the last movie was about Walter joining the group only to leave so quickly. Floyd did wonder where Animal was when he left with Walter and Fozzie, but none of the other band members seemed to care and moved on especially in the wedding scene. I guess that's a running gag with the rest of the band and how they deserted Animal or Animal deserted them like in the last movie and how they moved on.

    Another thing that bugged me is Walter seems to be the only one who notices that Kermit isn't really Kermit at all early on after the switch while the other characters don't notice. So the new guy who doesn't know all that much compared to the others is able to notice Kermit is not Kermit compared to Rowlf, Fozzie, Gonzo, etc?

    Sam Eagle had a pretty good size role in this films like in Muppet Treasure Island. He and Ty Burrell were probably the favorite thing I liked in the film. Ty's character always taking breaks while Sam wants to continue with this case. Sam also referred to the rest of the muppets as weirdos throughout the film echoing what he said in The Great Muppet Caper.

    The credits with Sweetums, Fozzie, Rowlf, Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, etc. reminded me of the 2011 Winnie the Pooh movie where the characters appeared with the ending credits.

    Of course the Electric Mayhem didn't really do all that much in the film except for Animal going with Fozzie and Walter in trying to find Kermit. Floyd and Animal got the most lines, followed by Janice and Dr. Teeth who got a few lines, while Zoot and Lips got nothing.........I'm sorry, but give Zoot and Lips more lines and more to do in the next film.

    I also want to see Johnny Fiama and Sal make an appearance somewhere.......I miss those two.
     
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  19. TML

    TML Active Member

    I absolutely loved it. Best Muppet movie since TGMC. I can't say enough good about it except GO SEE IT! TWICE
     
  20. I just got back from the theater. I definately liked it.
     


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