They're back! It's finally time for the Muppets' big week.
Muppets: Most Wanted is out in the US on Friday, so it might be time to talk about some of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the gang’s latest adventures. In Muppets: Most Wanted, the fuzzy stars of the long-running franchise team up with the likes of Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burell on a cross-continental hunt for a high-profile jewel thief – who just happens to look a lot like Kermit the Frog.
So far, the critics are divided on Muppets: Most Wanted.
With two days left until the premiere, the movie is already a hit, as far as early reviews are concerned. Without going into too much spoiler-y detail, The Wrap’s review promises self aware jokes and absurdist plot twists – just what we’ve come to expect from the Muppets. It’s not a universal hit – THR’s review is one of a few negative ones, pegging MMW as “an oddly off-key follow-up to the generally amusing 2011 feature”.
But with a 76% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and constant promotion , which has been going on for months now, Muppets: Most Wanted is pretty much a guaranteed hit. For Kermit the Frog, who has been doing the usual press rounds this week, everything is much simpler. He is a master actor, after all, as we learned in the frog’s recent Reuters interview (along with his puppeteer, Steve Whitmire.)
“Well, listen, people think that frogs are wimpy little creatures," Kermit explains. "That you can just step on, you know? But we frogs have a vicious side, you know?” All that and a possible wedding – not that we’re spoiling anything, but apparently Miss Piggy “walks down a certain aisle” at one point in the movie. Who could resist?
It might not be better than the first one, but it's still a Muppets movie, meaning lots of people will see it.