If The Muppets was an attempt to recapture the joy and charm of The Muppet Movie, then Muppets Most Wanted is an attempt to do the same with The Great Muppet Caper. It's only semi-successful – ending up as a perfectly serviceable comedy, but not as good as we know the Muppets can be.
Bret McKenzie won an Oscar for his songwriting in the first Muppet movie, and now he's back for the second. We spoke to the Flight of the Conchords co-founder, and he spilled all his secrets on finding the melody for a new generation of Muppet films. Plus his animated NASA series, and his next fantasy musical.
Get it? DO YOU GET THE JOKE?
The very first song from the new Muppets movie will fill you with childlike glee. The one thing the Muppets know is self-aware charm, and the "Sequel Song" has buckets of it.
I imagine all I need to do is type "new Muppets Most Wanted trailer" and that's more than enough reason to watch this video. But just in case: more plot details, more celebrity cameos, and more of Kermit's evil doppleganger Constantine, whose attempts to match Kermit's voice have never, ever stopped being funny to me.
The Muppets aren't all "aw shucks" jokes and flying chickens. Back in the day, the Muppets were full of biting, spot-on satire. And this latest trailer from Muppets Most Wanted is no exception, showing everyone who markets film how ridiculous they all look when they use Twitter quotes in their trailers.
In advance of The Muppets' Most Wanted, Muppets Studio has released the bite-sized webisode "Food Fight," in which the Swedish Chef pits his culinary skills against Gordon Ramsay in a reality show-inspired food truck competition. And naturally, our favorite Muppet critics are serving up their judgment with a side of…
Get ready to be smacked about with childlike wonder. It's the new trailer for Muppets Most Wanted — filled with amazing actors like Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burell. Ok you win, Muppets. This looks really, really cute.