(2014) (Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy) (PG)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Comedy: While out on a world tour, little do the Muppets realize that their leader, Kermit the Frog, has been replaced by an escaped criminal with nefarious plans.
- Now that their variety and comedy act has been reassembled (at the end of 2011's "The Muppets"), Kermit the Frog (voice of STEVE WHITMIRE) and his crew -- that includes Miss Piggy (voice of ERIC JACOBSON), Fozzie Bear (voice of ERIC JACOBSON), Animal (voice of ERIC JACOBSON), The Great Gonzo (voice of DAVE GOELZ), newest member Walter (voice of PETER LINZ), and others -- wonder what's next. They quickly get the answer in the form of Dominic Badguy (RICKY GERVAIS), a promoter who promises to make them even bigger via an international tour of their act. While Kermit isn't sure, the others eventually convince him to sign on Dominic as their co-manager.
Little do they know that he's just using them in a plan he's concocted with super-villain Constantine (voice of MATT VOGEL), the world's number one criminal who's just escaped from a Russian gulag. Since he looks just like Kermit (save for one facial mole that's now been painted over), their scheme is to have others mistake Kermit for him, all while he takes Kermit's place in the act where the performance venues just so happen to be located next to museums, banks and such. Their covert crime spree draws the attention of CIA agent Sam the Eagle (voice of ERIC JACOBSON) as well as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (TY BURRELL) who clash over how to investigate and track down the criminals.
At the same time, Kermit ends up imprisoned in the Siberian gulag where he must not only contend with hardened criminals including the likes of Big Papa (RAY LIOTTA), Prison King (JEMAINE CLEMENT) and Danny Trejo (DANNY TREJO), but also the guard, Nadya (TINA FEY), who doesn't let anything get by her and has a secret reason for wanting Kermit there forever.
As Constantine and Dominic continue their ruse -- with only Animal figuring it out, although Walter starts to become suspicious as well -- they make their way around the globe, intent on eventually pulling off a legendary heist, all while Kermit tries to figure out how to get himself out of the gulag.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Younger ones probably will, especially if they're fans of the Muppets.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
- For some mild action.
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