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'Muppets Most Wanted': 8 Most Memorable Moments

Lauren Alvarez |
March 22, 2014 | 1:24 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Here's eight reasons why "Muppets Most Wanted" is worth the watch (Disney).
Here's eight reasons why "Muppets Most Wanted" is worth the watch (Disney).
The Muppets are back with the comedic sequel, "Muppets Most Wanted."

Writer and director James Bobin debuted the crime-driven film on March 21, where the Muppets find themselves in trouble during their international tour in Europe. Not only does the movie feature light-hearted humor, but it also contains short and sweet musical numbers that enrich the audience's experience. 

Although Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" is action-packed, there are eight moments of the film that make it even more awesome! 

Embrace yourself for some spoilers (Hint: if you don't want to know what happens in the film, STOP READING!).

1. The film starts on Hollywood Boulevard where the audience catches a glimpse of the Muppets wrapping up their latest star-studded film. Once they are aware of the camera, they break out into song and dance. The extravagant opening number evokes typical Hollywood setting containing glitz and glam, yet quickly evolves into a more traditional musical theater dance number towards the end. This upbeat performance braces the crowd for what's ahead in the film, while giving the audience something to sing to.

2. The next 'best' moment also includes a musical number and begins to foretell the story when Criminal Constantine steals Kermit the Frog's identity. It is revealed that Dominic (Ricky Gervais) and Criminal Constantine are using the Muppets and their international tour to steal historical artifacts. The musical number, then, features the two villains of the film competing it out for the title, 'most notorious thief." As they sing back and forth, Dominic provides a treat for the audience when he busts out in some tap dance moves.

3. CIA Muppet Agent, Sam Eagle (Eric Jacobson), and French Interpol Agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) meet in Berlin at the first crime scene where they battle it out on who has the largest agent badge. The two bring an entertaining method for introducing themselves. Do you want to know who won biggest badge battle? You're going to have to tune in for that one (it's worth it).

4. The introduction to spunky Nadya (Tina Fey), a Russian guard at Gulgag prison, is remarkable as you see Tinay Fey in a light you've never seen! The drama queen sings a musical number to Kermit the Frog in order to introduce him into Gulgag prison. Her ridiculous accent and amplification of sass make the melodic number so engaging - of course in a guilty pleasure kind of way - since it's so bizarre! Not to mention, the prisoners act as her back up dancers (Enough said).

5. The musical numbers stay strong as Criminal Constantine (she mistakes him for Kermit the Frog) seduces Miss Piggy with an open white button down shirt displaying his green chest. In order to emulate the persona of a latin lover, he continues with corny singing and blowing hair. Although Miss Piggy thinks Criminal Constantine is Kermit the Frog, the film effectively shows how it looks when, we, humans attempt to impress lovers.

6. Before Miss Piggy marries Criminal Constantine (who she thinks is Kermit the Frog), she attempts her rendition of yet another dramatic ballad to describe the indifferent feelings she has about the wedding. She describes her mixed feelings since the "Kermit the Frog" she fell in love has not been acting like himself. She intuitively knows that, which she describes in a song with Celine Dion. Not to name drop or anything, but I wish I had Celine there to sing with me everytime my love life hit the fan! 

7. As the film evolves, Kermit the Frog adapts to Gulgag prison where he is asked to teach the prisoners how to perform. As he's teaching them, he decides there needs to be auditions. In the midst of auditions, he directs them while being monitored by Nadya. What makes this moment of the film so great is that the prisoners are hyper-masculine type men engaging in bold dance moves.  It's refreshing and amazing to watch all at once!

8. Lastly, although this moment is brief, it's notable. Before the royal wedding, one wedding guest asks if there is an usher to seat him and what do you know? Usher, the actual acclaimed singer, turns around and inquires with him. The irony and predictable humor is sweet. There's no way you won't laugh at this part!

Be sure to check out more moments of "Muppets Most Wanted," which is now in theaters.

Reach Staff Reporter Lauren Alvarez here



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