As some of you might know if you’ve read the blog long enough, I’m a huge fan of the Muppets. To me, it was one of the best TV shows of all time, and you will never convince me otherwise. Happily, the legacy has continued beyond the tragic death of Jim Henson, with a mix of old and new voice actors to bring the Muppets to a new generation. The last reboot film was a major success, and now the gang is back, for an international crime caper of epic proportions. When Kermit is mistaken for his evil doppelganger Constantine, a chaotic comedy of errors ensues. Heading the cast is British comedian Ricky Gervais, plus the usual slew of guest stars including my personal favorite, Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers). The fact that he was going to be in it for maybe three minutes… may or not have been the deciding factor in whether I was seeing the film, but ANYway, moving right along, it looks fantastic.
See also this related spoof on brainless Internet debates, which addresses the question of why the film wasn’t nominated for any awards this year (because the small fact that it isn’t out yet is hardly the sort of thing to stop your average enraged Twitter fan). Sadly it rings all too true:
For more tidbits, see this on-set interview with the cast and crew, in which Kermit shares who’s the biggest diva (take three guesses!) Gervais discloses his secret talent for song-and-dance (“I’m a pretty good singer yeah, I rate myself at singing, and dancing… I’m your dad at a party”), and Miss Piggy fusses about not getting to see Europe because she’s in her dressing room on strike all the time.