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Movie review: A frog's tale with old-school humour

Published on Apr 23, 2014 11:58 AM
Familiar faces such as (from left) Scooter, Miss Piggy and Fozzie take part in the madcap crime caper of Disney’s Muppets: Most Wanted. -- PHOTO: WALT DISNEY MOTION PICTURES

Review Comedy


107 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***1/2

The story: Picking right up from the happy ending of The Muppets (2011), the gang have to figure out what to do next now that they are reunited. Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) suggests that they go on tour with him as their manager. His nefarious reason for doing so is soon revealed - criminal mastermind Constantine escapes from a gulag and switches place with his lookalike, Kermit the Frog. Dominic and Constantine have their eyes on the British crown jewels, as Interpol's Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) and CIA agent Sam Eagle get on the case. Meanwhile, Kermit finds himself stuck in Siberian prison with a zealous guard Nadya (Tina Fey).

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