Monday, January 10, 2011

Movie Review - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

by Alex Popp

When the light go off, the battle is on.

In "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," Ben Stiller reprises his role as Larry Daley, who has started his new organization "Daley Devices." The former security guard for the Museum of Natural History travels to the Smithsonian Museum, where several exhibits of the museum he used to love working for have been shipped to. There he encounters the Pharaoh, Kahmunra who teams up with other famous evil figures to take over the Smithsonian. With some help from Amelia Earhart, well played by Amy Adams, he rockets from one museum to the next to stop the Pharaoh, where there are other appearances by Ivan the Terrible, Al Capone, Napolean Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, and hilariously, Oscar the Grouch and Darth Vader.

If you enjoyed the first "Night at the Museum," as I did, you will most certainly like this one. A lot of fun action and battle scenes and plenty of good laughs make this a very enjoyable film.

The basic message in the movie is that the key to happiness is doing the things you love with people you love. At first I didn't think this was true, but you guys showed me something after events like broomball and the movie night back in February. Happiness is worldly. The key to joy is excepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Thanks buds.

The movie is rated PG, but should be suitable for most young kids, with only mild violence.

Three and a half stars for the enjoyable, funny, and completely satisfying, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian."

Review by Alex Popp for The Animation Empire blog.

1 comment:

  1. It’s really a shame that the old characters from the previous movie didn’t get much face time in the first half of the movie. I really enjoyed the banter between Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson. They really spared no expense by including the Jonas Brothers in this film as CGI cherubs. I thought about buying this on Blu-ray but then my kids recorded it in HD on my DISH Network employee DVR so I figured why bother. Now we can watch it anywhere we want because I got a free Sling adapter after rebate from DISH which comes in handy when I’m killing time like today waiting for my son to finish at the doctor’s office.


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