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The latest Muppet movie, Muppets Most Wanted is due out next year. As the name would suggest, the Muppets get caught up in a tricky situation when Kermit the frog is confused with Constantine, a frog criminal mastermind who just happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Kermit. It promises to be the usual Muppet blend of mad antics and zany humour combined with more music from the Academy Award winning songwriter Bret McKenzie.

It’s by no means the first time the Muppets have been caught up in criminal activities – The Great Muppet Caper also featured a case of mistaken identity and theft – and Muppets Most Wanted continues in the tradition of films about characters on the run from the law.
Here’s a selection of some of the best:

5. The Bourne Legacy

Continuing the series of films about the exploits of Jason Bourne, an amnesiac secret agent uncovering corruption at the highest level, The Bourne Legacy is the fourth film in the franchise and the first not to feature Matt Damon, who’d starred in the previous three as Jason Bourne.

Instead, The Bourne Legacy tells the story of Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), a member of a top secret program experimenting on agents to medically enhance both their intelligence and physical abilities. Now that Bourne has publicly exposed Operations Treadstone and Blackbriar, the program has been cancelled, with the deaths of all experimental agents ordered. Cross goes on the run in a bid to make his enhanced skills permanent and save his life.

The film received mixed reviews, although Renner was praised for his appearance and will be featuring in the next Bourne movie, planned for next year. Damon has also expressed an interest in returning to the franchise, although it’s doubtful that there will ever be a film with the two characters together.

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