Reviews and Problems with Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian
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25 August 2014
Summary: I guess this movie works the best when you've recently seen the first "Night at the Museum" film. The old characters were very poorly re-introduced, if at all, and the whole idea of the museum coming to life at night was left without further explanation. There were some witty moments and clever turns in the plot, not to mention funny characters - some of the new ones were absolutely I guess this movie works the best when you've recently seen the first "Night at the...
Excerpt: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: In this sequel Larry the museum guard returns to the museum years later after becoming a success only to find the museum inhabitants are about to be separated by a sale to the Smithsonian. To complicate matters a war is brewing within the Smithsonian that could threaten the world and Larry must deal with new exhibits that come to life when he tries to help.
Summary: Sometimes I wonder why I bothered watching this film again. You cannot possibly take this film seriously because this is not supposed to be serious. But neither was it fun. In fact, I don't think it had any redeeming features. There's not actually many funny jokes and as much as it tried, nothing seemed to make this look good. Stiller's performance is just forgettable - he doesn't do Sometimes I wonder why I bothered watching this film again.
Summary: I am sorry, I just don't think is a fun movie. I am not expecting a marvellous comedy, but I just don't see anything here that makes me enjoy it. Not even the performances...for couldn't even finish watching it. Good for those who enjoy it, I am happy for them, but I am not one of them...am I charitable if I give this movie a 4? ...well, but I think it may be a 4, and perhaps even a 3...
Summary: Better than the original. The movie decides to utilize even more effectively what made its predecessor so entertaining - exaggerated, caricatured, amusingly overblown characters that don't take themselves seriously in the slightest.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not as good as the original because of the fact Robin Williams barely appeared in the movie. Despite that, everything else was great, especially Hank Azaria.
Summary: I really liked the first Night at the Museum, not bowled over, but very entertained. It had great special effects and it was great to see childhood legend Dick Van Dyke again. I was looking forward to this sequel, hoping for the same sort of entertainment. This is not a terrible film by all means, but as a sequel and film I couldn't help feeling disappointed.