16. Muppets Most Wanted (PG) - Runtime: 107 minutes
Starring: Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell
Director: James Bobin
Writers: James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller
With Jason Segal gone, there were some pretty big shoes to fill in this Muppet sequel. But thankfully, James Bobin came back to direct and Nicholas Stoller, one of the co-writers from the original is back as well. And while maybe somewhat of a disappointment, Muppets Most Wanted still hits the mark when it comes to an entertaining Muppets movie.
While the Muppets "reboot" movie had its fair share of awesome music numbers, I can't recall any of the songs from the new movie. So the music numbers aren't the best here, but I remember liking them while I was watching. Maybe just not as memorable as "Man or Muppet." But the plot is pretty good - better than I expected with lots of running jokes and gags that surprisingly don't wear out their welcome (Ricky Gervais' character, Dominic Badguy as the number two criminal in world - the Lemur, Ty Burrell's weird bromance with Sam Eagle are both pretty great).
There's really not much else to say! It's hard to not like the Muppets in this movie. It's not as flashy as the previous movie, but it's still fun and really funny. Kermit and the gang are hopefully back for good this time and I am looking forward to seeing more of them in the future.
RATING: MOST DEF WANT TO SEE THIS AGAIN