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'Muppets Most Wanted' review: Movie misses, values breathing stars over stuffed ones

The Muppets are on the lam in “Muppets Most Wanted,” but sorry, these aren’t the Muppets you’re looking for.The heart and soul of Jason Segel’s 2011 “The Muppets” is fleeting at best in “Most Wanted,” a Muppet caper that is as scattered and hectic as poor crazy Beaker. Luckily slight glimmers of Muppet brilliance do shine through here and there in the midst of this messy extravaganza.“Muppets Most Wanted” begins immediately when “The Muppets” ended, literally panning down from “The End” to start the action for this film (though Amy Adams and Jason Segel are never mentioned).  After the huge success of ‘The Muppet Show’ revival, The Muppets are approached by talent agent Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) who offers svelte felt Kermit and the gang the chance of a lifetime: take the show on a world tour. Meanwhile, in a Russian gulag far, far away, Constantine, a notorious frog mastermind and Kermit doppelganger, escapes, impersonates and frames Kermit, and puts our little green friend in th...

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