I love the Muppets as they remind me of some fun times with my children when they were young. I cannot tell you how many times I had to watch Muppets Take Manhattan. The new movie, The Muppets Most Wanted, recently came to movie theaters across the country. I wanted to see the movie and could think of no better companion than my granddaughter. I did invite my children and my daughter-in –law but they were busy.
We went to the theater and I did not realize this was my granddaughter’s first trip to the movies. To see her eyes and facial expression when she saw the posters of the Muppets was priceless. She had a tight grip on my hand as we purchased the tickets. We entered the theater and all the previews were playing of course all the new children’s movie. My granddaughter enjoyed them but asked where are the Muppets? I assured her the movie would start soon as we purposely went as close to the start of the movie as possible.
A quick synopsis of the movie is the Muppets being reunited in their last movie decide to take the show on the road. They hire a business manager to help Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) and decide to do the international tour starting in Europe. While in Europe they meet up with Constantine, the world’s most evil frog, who could pass for Kermit. We also meet up with Nadya (Tina Fey) who is great in the movie. The story unfolds complete with human guest appearances by Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Celine Dion. The real stars of the show are Kermit, Miss Piggy and the Gang. They movie has some funny moments that the adults will enjoy but it is still a movie for the kids.
My granddaughter as well as many other children there enjoyed the movie. They set mesmerized the entire 2 hours. The kids coming out of the movie were proclaiming their enjoyment of the movie. My granddaughter is quiet but when I asked her how she liked it she said she liked the Muppets. I have since read many mixed reviews but all were done with an adult eye. I think the kids I was in the theater with gave it thumbs up. I would recommend it as a good movie with an appeal to adults and children.