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Night at the Museum
Where History Comes To Life
Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits. Larry tries desperately to keep the museum under control, but he's fighting a losing battle until President Teddy Roosevelt comes to the rescue.
Shawn Levy's "Night at the Museum" should not work at all. On the surface, it reads as a CGI-laden, lowest common denominator-targeting, overly kid-friendly adventure that may succeed at the box office while failing in terms of actual, memorable quality or spirit. Thankfully, the film shrugs off the ringing bells of soulless, corporate enterprise, and, though it may still be a CGI-laden, kid-friendly adventure, it is also a satisfyingly good ride.
The story revolves around Ben Stiller's put-upon dad who must secure a job in order to retain partial custody, not to mention the respect of, his son. Taking a position as a night watchmen at a natural history museum, Stiller's security guard watches as the displays come to life…
Oh look, it's the Ben Stiller Story Arc prancing around in a museum filled with poor CGI and lame humour.
Some campy good fun, and I like the inner, adventurous spirit-like approach this movie employs.
Unfortunately, a lot of the comedy is quickly dating (something Adam Sandler doesn't seem to be picking up on... someone tell him!) and the film isn't totally engaging for anyone over the age of 12, at times.
Ben Stiller is relatively charming, but mostly just plays himself. And hey, anything with a roman miniature in it can't be all that bad...
Some cheap fun, and has its moments.
A very painted by the numbers routine flare, but it undeniably has a lot of charm and heart to it. Not all of the jokes work, but I was surprise that at even 17 I still found myself laughing quite a bit, and the cast definitely helps make it a relatively fun adventure. And Carla Gugino always helps.
"Good Lord, Lawrence! Why are you slapping a monkey?"
Remembering Robin Williams Part 2
Even though it's not one of his more popular films, mostly because it's really a Ben Stiller film, Robin Williams is actually the scene stealer in this family film. In fact, this is actually probably close to one of my favorite family comedies in recent memory, because of the incredibly amount of comedic talent involved in the film. With the likes of Stiller, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, Ricky Gervais, and of course Robin Williams, there's not a better display of different kinds of comedy in one single place. It's not perfect, but it's a fun two hour distraction, and better, it may make kids excited…
"I'm made of wax, Larry. What are you made of?"
It's quick, it's wondrous and it's fairly well-made, in order to hate Night at the Museum you must be something of a pessimist, because, despite conveniences and an annoying child actor, it's just a simple and charming experience that kills time in a pleasant way.
I'm to review the third one so guess what... have to see the other two first. Luckily, I'm a cinema idiot who'll watch anything.
In fact, I don't know why I never saw this in the first place. It's pretty good to be what it is - an old fashioned family romp in the 90s Jim Carrey and movies-like-JUMANJI-mold It's really well cast, with truly good actors down to the last bit part, and that makes it worth some of your time (if you have to see this, for whatever reason, maybe you have children, maybe you like kids movies, maybe you're a pervert, who knows).
Technically packed and slapped like a Happy Meal with really awkward editing in some…
Send your camel to bed, folks, because it's "midnight at the museum"! Boy, howdy, I've heard of history coming to life, but this is crazy, and it must not be totally preposterous, unless, of course, Dick Van Dyke is "not" trying to tell us something by being in this movie. Ben Stiller's character is freaking out as the new security guard in the museum, but his veteran predecessor pretty much told him what to expect by being too alive in his 80s to not be charged with magical forces of some sort. This film is coming out not a year after Stiller voiced a lion who is best friends with a zebra, a giraffe and a hippo, so just how…
A great sense of adventure, but a little lax on the humour. Ben Stiller's family friendly approach to comedy doesn't quite take off here, but the supporting cast and the wonderful pacing makes this shine anyway.
A nifty premise hijacked by bad jokes, forced tugging of the heartstrings, loud Hollywood spectacle and one of the worst Ben Stiller performances in memory. Stiller allows himself to indulge in his worst tendencies as an actor in this one. HIs exchanges with the monkey are surly a new low point. All in all a disappointment.
When comes to magical movies the Night At The Museum brings history to life for an adventure of a nighttime, Robin Williams was a splitting image of Theodore Roosevelt I knew Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Carla Gugino, Mickey Rooney and Ben Stiller anywhere but I didn't That Dick Van Dyke from Mary Poppins and Brad Garrett was in the movie not even knew that Charlie Murphy was Eddie Murphy's older brother films are always full of surprises.
While 'Night at the Museum' may not be the most well-written film ever made, it's still loads of fun as it takes full advantage of its unique premise; the exhibits of the Museum of Natural History come to life every night thanks to the power from a ancient Egyptian tablet on display. With colorful visuals, a nice light-hearted atmosphere, and a solid cast led by Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, 'Night at the Museum' is a fun little adventure that the whole family can enjoy.
can we pretend that i didn't watch it?
I had a great laugh with my boyfriend!
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