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Plot: Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. Runtime: 105 mins Release Date: 22 May 2009
I won tickets to see this yesterday which was the Essex Premier of the movie, I found it very funny and very entertaining. Ben Stiller gave a fantastic performance. I thought Ricky Gervais was boring and I don't think he acted well but that's my opinion. Robin Williams and Owen Wilson were fantastic as usual and all the other supporting cast was very very good Including the Camp evil guy, We have a new cute monkey and a squid not to mention all the other interesting things that come to life, it's very clever and well thought out. The plot was very well written and how the <more>
characters binded was perfect. I very funny film that all the family will enjoy. Let's hope they make a third installment. P.S. T-Rex was Monkey were SO cute.
We went and saw the Night at the Museum premier yesterday in Tampere, Finland. The action in the museum was non stop. It didn't drag and it was interesting. Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart looked great in her flight pants. The action was non-stop. One good aspect was that it t was completely clean, for example no fart jokes or weird adult humor that pretty much ruins it for kids and makes the parents feel uncomfortable when it is on the screen. It was age limit 11 which means 9 with a parent in Finland. This was probably because of violence when they are chasing each other through the museum <more>
and some of the characters which appear briefly in the movie which real little ones may fin scary – but no where near as scary as Valdmort in Harry Potter. It featured many technical aspects of the Smithsonian so in addition to being entertaining, people go away with the take-away of learning something new. Great film! Go see it with the kids or with yourself.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is 'Wonderful' (by drshatterhand)
Alright I will confess I was not a big fan of the first film. It was fun and I loved seeing Dick Van Dyke, Bill Cobbs and Mickey Rooney playing the bad guys, but the premise was predictable.Now with that said, I came to the theater with my kids expecting to witness a pale imitation of a sequel. WAS I EVER WRONG! This film is a rare example when the sequel is better than the original, and the fun is in the performances of some of the best comedians and talent in Hollywood today. Ben Stiller continues his deadpan straight man when he reunites with Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, and Steve Coogan. <more>
But the real treasure in this museum is Hank Azaria who plays evil pharaoh Kahmunrah. Azaria is literally over-the-top with his zany interactions with Stiller that left me falling out of my seat. He gives Kahmunrah's voice a Boris Karloff imitation with a lisp that steals the show. He also contributed the voice of Abraham Lincoln and The Thinker.Amy Adams is fantastic and sexy as Amelia Earhart who has a strong attraction towards Ben Stiller that makes you wish she would not return to her immalleable nature when the sun rises. I would love to see Adams reprise this role for a serious version of Earhart because she's that good.Alain Chabat as Napoleon, Christopher Guest as Ivan the Terrible, and Jon Bernthal as Al Capone add to the hilarious mayhem which should have triggered Homeland Security by dawns early light.Lastly, I have to give high marks for Bill Hader who plays General Custer. His gung-ho leadership moments is great fun especially when he stands too tall while riding a motorcycle and gets knocked off in mid sentence.With movie ticket prices at $10 per person nowadays, taking a family of four can be very expensive, but in this case the movie was well worth it. I'm looking forward to adding this to my DVD collection.
Surprisingly enjoyable. Solid. Better than the first! (by bopdog)
The first movie was OK. This is better. using any of the standard intellectual or even aesthetic criteria for judging "art," and films, this film should be a mere trifle, a piece of meaningless fluff. Well, it kind of is all that. But as I was leaving the theatre I realised that I had noticed the time, and was amused and engaged throughout. And I felt good. It was that simple.I can sort of explain the good vibes this film generated--- there are lots of great comedy character actors doing great work. The humour is mild, but not insultingly vapid. This movie doesn't have a mean <more>
bone in its body. It was good natured, and therefore somewhat life affirming. Maybe "inspiring" would be going too far yep--- that would be totally too far! , but it did perform the tasks I required of it. It engaged me, amused me, and entertained me.The actors are worth hearing and seeing. Amy Adams is adorable always, and here as Amelia Erhhardt. Ben Stiller is great, too--- he CAN be annoyingly negative in some of his comedy writing and portrayals. He has demonstrated that he thinks frustration and anger are good sources for humour--- a mistaken notion, in my view. Here, however, he is light, solid, and thoroughly palatable. I liked him here, and never even cringed once! Well done!
It was interesting to watch this movie just a few days after the original was shown on TV. It enabled comparisons to be made.The first movie was an excellent idea without a story or, rather, the story was so slight as to be negligible. Consequently all one was left with was the main concept, some effects, and a variation on Stiller's all-too-familiar hangdog loser my mistake, there was no variation . Yes, there were some moments, and the movie was acceptable enough in an undemanding way, but it was all rather glum and po-faced in the end.Well, you can throw all that away - the sequel is <more>
miles better! First of all, it has a decent story with the exhibits themselves in some jeopardy. Second, it has a cracking script. Third, it has Hank Azaria and Amy Adams,, excelling themselves with thoroughly entertaining performances of large than life characters. Fourth, it is far more visually eye-catching than the first movie. Fifth, Stiller's performance is a good deal less down-in-the-mouth than previously. Sixth, there are a lot of laughs and in-jokes Clint Howard plays a mission control scientist waxwork come to life in the Smithsonian Cape Canaveral display, echoing the part he played in Apollo 13, for instance And, finally, this movie remembers that it is supposed to be fun! Plus it is a family film - you can happily take your kids without worrying unduly about content.Highly recommended.
Just thoroughly enjoyed this delightful romp. So what if Amelia Earhart was really married? To George Putnam, the publisher ...Amy Adams is always good, no matter what she does. Doncha think that the real Ms. Earhart was adventurous? She played that up more than the romantic slant.Nevertheless...Hank Azaria stole this movie. He was a RIOT! Will definitely buy the DVD. Liked it just as much as the original. Hey, and I'm not much of a fan of Ben Stiller. The whole theme of this movie was to do what you LOVE, not what makes you money. Something I'm working on, finally...
Exceeded my Expectations (by bjohnt)
When I saw the trailer for this, I was pretty excited. I loved the whole premise of the first one, and having a sequel opened up whole new opportunities. I was excited when I saw all these famous characters from history being mashed together, Al Capone, Napoleon Bonaparte, Amelia Earhart, to name a few. I walked into the theater not expecting to much, but when I left I was very happy with it. They handled every characters personality beautifully, and the inside jokes were hilarious. I don't want to give much away, but trust me, you'll laugh. It tackles many themes like, a house <more>
divided cannot stand, the way to happiness is doing what you love, don't dwell on the past, etc. For a family flick they handle this jumbled cast of characters with complex personalities amazingly. They threw away most of the characters from the first movie to make way for the newer characters, which I didn't like that much, but how many characters can you throw in a story to have it make sense?This film is an amazing example of a movie made for kids and adults. Kids will enjoy the silly humor, and the monkey. While adults will laugh at the onslaught of in-jokes, and trust me, there's a lot.All in all, this was a great movie, blew me away. The highlight for me was Hank Azaria, that lisp kills me every time.
I just loved it!!! Don't pay attention to all those 3-4 stars this was a great movie. It is a great movies for those of you who wants to take their kids to a fun movie or even for those of you who want a magical night. All kinds of creatures came alive, and there are some hilarious jokes that you just fell of your sits laughing so hard. I loved the whole magical coming alive creatures and i loved that there was more action in the movie than in the first one, and also more special affects more of everything. The moral in the story is a little bit much for me but who cares if you enjoy <more>
everything else. Everyone did a a great job. Amy Adams is just adorable she has such an Amy Adams character , she was funny and believable and beautiful. I really advice you to go see this movie with your family , or just by your self it will also make a perfect date movie.I could write much more about the story itself and how everyone's acting was, but come one you are not reading these comments because you want to know what the movie is about you are reading this because you want to know if it worth the money or not. And I'm just one of those who would agree with me that this is a movie worth spending your money on. So go enjoy it! Because the best way to know something is worth it or not is by doing it not by letting everyone else telling you what is good or what is not for you.: Have fun!!
We were pleased to find the new Night at the Museum doubled billed with the new Star Trek at the drive-in, so we drove out yesterday evening to see two films we wanted to catch on the really big screen. To our dismay, when we arrived we found that Star Trek was paired with the new Terminator movie on one screen while Night at the Museum was paired with another movie we didn't care to watch on the other. No major problem. We simply pulled into the lot showing the Terminator movie, turned the car around and tuned in the FM channel for Night at the Museum, which was the first feature on <more>
the opposite screen, and watched the movie over the fence. When the movie was over we turned the car around again and caught Star Trek.There are already a gazillion reviews of Star Trek so we won't write one for it - though we were very pleased with it. But there aren't so many for Night at the Museum, so we thought we'd offer our observations in the hope that they will be helpful to others.We've read a number of the comments that preceded ours and think we understand where those who didn't like the movie have based their opinions. It all revolves around the concept of suspending disbelief.A suspension of disbelief is required for nearly any movie to work well. The audience must be willing to accept certain premises that may be in one way or another absurd or contrary to the way time, space, society, etc. work in order to fully dwell within the story. If you are not willing to suspend your disbelief you will find most any movie unsatisfactory at some level.But Night at The Museum requires - we think - a different sort of suspension of disbelief. In order to appreciate it fully, we think it is necessary to recall how the world seems to work from the perspective of a 7 or 8 year old. If you can manage that - regardless of your age - we think you'll really enjoy this film.The point where we realized this was during the various escapades outside of the museum itself in the movie. The characters were running around the center of Washington, D.C. in the middle of the night...and of course there was not another soul around. Amelia takes off from the streets of Washington and lands on the naturally deserted streets of another major city with nary a thought. And we suddenly thought, "Of course! This is how the world works for an 8 year old." After bedtime, the world is deserted until a child wakes again the next morning and everything reappears.Adopting the perspective of an 8 year old allows you to accept figures from various points in history being able to exhibit knowledge of people, languages and events well out of their own time frame. It allows you to be unconcerned about major structural damage being done to various important buildings. It allows you to work with a silent, empty capitol city at one o'clock in the morning.Indeed, the entire movie is geared to that age and place of wonder and adventure inhabited by the very young. The answer to the central puzzle is one of the mysterious elements of mathematics; the magic that is time and space is explored by characters from every adventure genre; the amazing feats of science surround all.In addition, there is a fierce, loud battle in which nobody really gets hurt - unless you count a few bad guys turning to dust. And isn't that what should happen to bad guys - they just go away in a poof of dust? If you can approach Night at the Museum from this perspective we think you'll find it wonderfully enjoyable - at least as good as the first. If you are unable to put yourself in that place, well, you'll probably get caught up in criticizing the details - because there will be tons of details to deal with. But that would be sad, because we think this movie has the potential to spark the imagination of many children in the areas of math, science, history, and museums in general. At the same time, it was quite entertaining for geezers such as ourselves. We predict that if the bobble-head Einsteins were tucked in a little nook in the Air and Space Museum before this movie opened, they're probably in a place of prominence today. And well they should be!