Night At The Museum: Secret of The Tomb – Review
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Movie Review
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Night at the Museum – Series Overview
Night at the Museum is a movie series that has been on going since 2006, where is starred Ben Stiller as the new night guard at the Museum of Natural History in New York. However, he learns that at night, a magical tablet brings all of the exhibits to life.
In the first film, he had to stop the old night guards from robbing the tablet at the museum and using Ben Stiller as the fall guy. The second film (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) was released in 2009. Ben Stiller and some of the displays had to travel to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington to save Octavious (Steve Coogan) and Jedediah (Owen Wilson) who were shipped there by mistake. This worked on the same premise as the first film bringing a different idea of them breaking into a museum to save the day as opposed to defending it.
Secret Of The Tomb – Review
This third film also works on the same idea of breaking into a museum (The British Museum – London, England) with some recurring characters such as Octavius, Jedediah, Dexter (the monkey) and Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) to name a few. The reason for the breaking in this time is because the magic of the tablet is running out and they have to find Ahkmenrah’s father who designed the tablet, as only he knows the secret on how to recharge the magic.
What’s more, if you thought this film was similar in story to the second film, Octavius and Jedediah go missing again, meaning that they have to find those two. This film is clearly aimed at children as the target ordinance, especially in its comedy. Saying that however, the best part was the two minute surprise cameo of Hugh Jackman. Although this scene was enjoyable, it wasn’t outstanding, through no fault at all of the actors.
The acting and directing was flawless. The writing in terms of the story is the only fault in this film – but it is unfortunately a huge fault. Although I admit that this film did seem shorter than it was, it wasn’t that entertaining. It was easy to follow and was filled with action, but it wasn’t that funny and it became even more ludicrous than the story ought to be allowed. There were parts where it felt more like the writers were showing off their knowledge of London and the displays in the British Museum rather than trying to deliver a sound story.
This film is most likely the last of the series, this being a positive as the writers clearly didn’t have any new ideas that they could put forward, only a few jokes. Suffice to say that if you were a fan of the series, you may be disappointed. However, for a family film to see with children of a young age, this is the film for you and only you.