The Muppets Are Back

St. Scholastica's Student Newspaper
The Cable
By: Jordyn Kirk  - Student Journalist -
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After almost four decades, The Muppets have yet to lose their quirky charm and approachability to all ages. Their newest movie, Muppets Most Wanted joins together an award winning cast with the lovable puppets, on a crazy journey across Europe that gets Kermit switched with his look-a-like, the villainous Constantine.

While the many celebrities make the movie relatable, it can't be forgotten that the true stars of the movie are the Muppets. The film features Ricky Gervais starring as the antagonist, an ominous villain by the name of Dominic Badguy. Heading the prison that contains the evil Constantine is Tina Fey as Nadya, armed with a Russian accent and a stunning fur coat. Various cameos occur including Lady Gaga, Tom Hiddleston, and Usher.

Not quite as hilarious as the 2011 film, The Muppets, there is no doubt that Muppets Most Wanted will keep you laughing and wondering what happens next. The film has scored a 78 percent rating by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 69 percent rating from viewers.

The variety show of the Muppets ensues in this film, making it a great option for families. Better yet is the soundtrack, which opens with the track "They've Ordered a Sequel." The song proceeds to say that the sequel is never quite as good as the first, which does stand true to Muppets Most Wanted. The first film was a tough act to follow up, however, but the Muppets tried and succeeded at making another great film.

The opening weekend of the film pulled in 17 million dollars, a soft opening for the 50 million dollar film. The quotable lines and memorable scenes have been slowly drawing people in, and the ratings are good, so the movie's future is looking up. Go out and laugh with friends and family over this hilarious, nostalgic movie.

Constantine: My name will go down as the greatest thief of all time!

Dominic Badguy: You mean our names, right?

Constantine: Of course. My name first, then spacebar, spacebar, spacebar... your name