Extra Cinema: Muppets Most Wanted (U)

Ricky Gervais (as Dominic Badguy) with Kermit (or is it?) and Miss Piggy.
Ricky Gervais (as Dominic Badguy) with Kermit (or is it?) and Miss Piggy.

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Tiny Fey

Director: James Bobin

The world’s most deadly criminal, Constantine (voiced by Steve Whitmire), who bears an uncanny resemblance to Kermit (Whitmire again) except for a facial mole and eastern European accent, escapes from Gulag 38B in Siberia.

Commander Nadya (Tina Fey) and her men give chase and mistakenly apprehend Kermit, believing him to be the amphibian mastermind.

With Kermit behind bars, Constantine poses as The Muppets’ leader to orchestrate a series of daring robberies with the help of his second in command, Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais). French interpol inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) is hot on their heels and hooves.

Miss Piggy (Eric Jacobson), Gonzo (Dave Goelz), Fozzie Bear (Jacobson again) and the gang don’t notice that their green ringmaster has been replaced by an imposter.

They embark on a world tour that takes them from Berlin to Madrid, Dublin and London.

Thankfully, Kermit has a plan to escape and expose the diabolical doppelganger.

Rating: 7/10