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Your Thoughts: "Muppets Most Wanted" Theatrical Film

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


How would you rate Muppets Most Wanted?

  1. 5 Stars - Perfect

    84 vote(s)
  2. 4 Stars - Great

    67 vote(s)
  3. 3 Stars - Good

    18 vote(s)
  4. 2 Stars - Fair

    7 vote(s)
  5. 1 Star - Poor

    3 vote(s)

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I saw an interview with either the director or writer where they commented on Fozzie being stupid. But outside of the 1990s, Fozzie usually isn't stupid, or at least not that stupid. I'd say he's at least a little smarter here than in MCT, MTI, and MFS. Though it seems the Muppets in general are kind of portrayed as stupid here. Or maybe just a bit too naiive (though they have been naiive in other productions as well).

    Back on the subject of whether the others know Kermit and Constantine look similar and such, at the wedding scene, everybody is surprised that there are two Kermit's, but once Constantine rubs the make-up off from over his mole, everyone is in shock, like they know he's Constantine and were not expecting this other Kermit to be him.
  2. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry if this is inappropriate, but I didn't know until Rachel pointed it out in her review that Constantine has chest hair in I'll Get You What You Want. I thought it was a tattoo. Did anyone else notice that?
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's part of the whole disco joke.
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Makes sense.
  5. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I did not notice it at all until I watched the review, maybe it is only clear on the Blu-Ray, if you like me did only get the single disc instead.
  6. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    Ohay it's Robin! [​IMG]
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  7. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    I saw it when it came out. It was so much better than TM, but didn't have an award bait song (with the exception of Something So Right). My favorite part was when Miss Piggy was dancing with Constantine in the style of Saturday Night Fever, and when Miss Piggy was gonna get married to Constantine. She sings Something So Right with Celine Dion of all people, and the entirety of the wedding sequence! When will Kermit and Miss Piggy ever get married? :mad:

    BTW, there is a song I just heard on MC Radio that contains the lyrics "me gusta". It's called "No Me Gusta", but I cannot stop thinking of the ME GUSTA face. :laugh:
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  8. Grifoshka

    Grifoshka Well-Known Member

    Finally saw it (there wasn't a theatrical release in my country) and I loved it. It's funny and cute and doesn't have those boring moments where the film stands still. Things I can highlight after the first viewing:
    - Awesome opening number. I loved the song, and it really sets the tone for the film: lively, goofy and somewhat self-deprecating - true Muppet style.
    - A bit expanded roles for Scooter and Rowlf. (That's just me as a fan of Scooter and Rowlf - I love seeing these guys). Of course, there's also a decent role for Sam and a nod to Rizzo and Robin, both of them making me laugh so hard. Those, and the appearance of Bobby Benson's Baby Band! Didn't expect THEM, for sure.
    - Songs, upbeat and catchy.
    - Jokes and gags, that's self-explanatory, I guess.:D

    As a Russian, I also got a giggle from the Russian stereotypes and writings that sometimes make little sense, but all is well as long as it's funny.:)

    Something I didn't like that much:
    - The Muppet gang doesn't get enough action. That's always the problem with the movies with a lot of characters, and that always bothers me, so it might be just my problem. But they gave more screentime and lines to Rowlf, Bunsen, Janice, Floyd, Beauregard, Lew Zealand and I'm glad they did, so I won't whine about it.
    -The closing number, though enjoyable, in my opinion loses to the opening number and to both opening and ending of TM2011. Can't say I didn't like it, though.

    About ranking this movie... I can't really do it right away. Maybe I'll have to watch it at least one more time. I still think it would be pretty high on the list, this movie is a lot of fun.
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  9. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    There wasn't a theatrical release in Russia? I wondered why...for about 0.03 of a second. Then, oh yeah...

    Out of curiosity, which Russian stereotypes didn't make sense and which did? And what were the Gulag inmates singing during their verse of Together Again Again? I showed transcribed lyrics to friends who have studied Russian, but they came back with word salad.
  10. Grifoshka

    Grifoshka Well-Known Member

    I still think the main reason for canceling the release is that TM2011 didn't do well at the box office... but I don't really care.
    About making sense, I meant the writings. For example, the sign in the background in the closing number said "Smile differently", and I'm still thinking about what that meant. As for stereotypes... there's nothing new about that, it's hard to talk about "sense" here, though Constantine yelling "Kremlin!" and "Putin!" was just plain silly. :)

    The inmates sing something like that:
    And once again we're together,
    There's so much joy that our hearts sing, sing
  11. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Heh, I caught "Kremlin" and Putin." I figured they wanted to Russify his karate yells.

    "Smile differently"? Wow. I don't know what that would mean. Maybe it's an in-joke or something.

    Thanks for the translation. What my friends came up with was nothing like that, but then they were working from a phonetic transcription. Possibly if it was written in the Russian alphabet they might have been able to figure it out.
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  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Actually TM'11 did very good at the box office making $165 million worldwide againist its $45 million budget.
  13. Grifoshka

    Grifoshka Well-Known Member

    Oh, I meant in Russia.
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  14. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    If you don't mind me asking, how do most American films fare in Russia? What types of films do well? Which big movies don't get shown? :confused: I find the trends in different countries to be very interesting. :search:

    I know that Fraggle Rock was the first American television show to air over there and that's kind of amazing. :excited:
  15. Grifoshka

    Grifoshka Well-Known Member

    I'm not that well-informed about cinema, but as far as I know, American films always do well here.:) Animated films, comedies, dramas, action films, all of them. Some do better, some do worse, like everywhere else. There are probably some movies that didn't get shown, but I don't know anything about them. And the Muppets, unfortunately, aren't that popular in Russia. They aired only the first season of The Muppet Show and the first season of Fraggle Rock in 1990 (as Wikipedia tells me; I wasn't around then) and Sesame Street from 1996 to 2008. So there you have it: a lot of people know about Sesame Street, less people know about TMS: there are a number of fans, but others just have blurry memories and nostalgia about it. The Muppets are loved here, they just don't get enough love. :fanatic:
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  16. BeakerJanice

    BeakerJanice Well-Known Member

    BTW the wall:Whose shoes are next to Lew and over Miss poogy?He wears a coat,but you can see Bunsen and beaker is over him:You can see his hands.So,who is that?And who is that over link??
  17. Grifoshka

    Grifoshka Well-Known Member

    My guess is they are Swedish Chef and Crazy Harry, respectively.
  18. BeakerJanice

    BeakerJanice Well-Known Member

    Oh yes,thanks!
  19. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member


    I don't know what surprises me more.

    The fact that someone went through the time and effort to make this

    Or that I actually get the reference
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  20. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    I just saw the movie for the first time the other night. I thought it was alright. Had some fun moments, and the songs were really good, probably my favorite part of the whole film. The human stars didn't totally steal the show either, which was nice. The story seemed a bit jumbled though. I will say, this is the first time I've ever been actually afraid for the safety of the characters when (spoilers): Constantine threatens to blow up the church In a way, I found myself frustrated with how long it took for other characters to notice Kermit was not Kermit. I would have thought they'd know Kermit a bit better than that. (I mean come on, Constantine's impression wasn't all that great haha). Overall it was an alright film. Can't wait for another one. :)
    Just my two cents.

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