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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.
Absolute fun for all the ages . Great cast .
Young kids will probably love it, and that's not a fault at all. What is a fault is that Night At The Museum has little to engage anyone older than 10. Ben Stiller tries and the special effects and art design are first-rate, but it's not as funny as often as it needs to be.
Watched with: Self
Watched at: Home
Ok, I don't care the way you see this movie. I think is magic, soft and familiar.
Not sure why it took me so long to see this, but it was certainly worth the wait. It's just the kind of adventure that I would've enjoyed as a kid. The idea of the exhibits coming to life is such a good one, which fuels the imagination.
I just watched this with my mom and it was a very good time I spent with her. Funny and innocent movie with a great sense of family humor and adventure, is one of those films that hardly appear in theaters.
PS. Im not a huge fan of Ben Stiller but this is a good pop corn movie.
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.
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