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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.
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.
"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.
Definitely only wanted to watch it for the A Day To Remember song reference.
This was on UK tv the night Robin Williams died. We watched it because nothing else was on. It's a funny film, it's warm and friendly. *makes stupid analogy to perceptions of Robin Williams*
I rarely cry, i am not a celeb superfan, I liked him but didn't love him but wow, what a huge loss and, if reports are to be believed, lost to suicide. How very sad.
Mah...boh..mi frega piu un cazzo di ben stiller. Non fa piu nulla di rilevante dai tempi di tutti pazzi per mary. Non dico che questo film sia un'emerita merda ma ci sarebbe stato bene un altro attore. mi sta simpatico quando interpreta quei personaggi un po dementi e goffi ma allo stesso tempo timidi..il solito, insomma... in quelle mezze commedie un po biricchine da martedi sera.
Still enjoyed by both Pitman generations on second viewing. Are not that many good live action films suitable for a 5 year old. The fact I had a wee nap at one point is more a testament to my fatigue than the film.
Pretty entertaining, I don't mind Ben Stiller I know most have problems with him but I think he's a good actor and not annoying like Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Owen Wilson who's in this he annoys the crap out of me but because of the entertaining performances, beautiful effects that are nice to look at and if you ignore the flaws (the many flaws) its a very watchable movie.
First rewatch since theaters when I saw it with a group of 14 family members with an age range from 6 to 85. Then we all had a good time. Glad to be able to share this with my daughter now and find it still absolutely works.
Yes it is silly, nonsensical at times, and some pretty standard notes are hit - yet this is just a fun family movie with charm to spare. My daughter was asking all sorts of questions about who the characters were and we were all enjoying the movie's various levels and types of humor
A good time to be had when the history comes alive.
The premise is interesting enough to have a reasonably good time with this family-friendly entertainment.
What a good.
just a big old amalgamation of stuff i dig; robin williams being quite emotional, cute monkeys, dick van dyke being aggressive, a less annoying than normal ben stiller, toy soldiers, carla cugino, a pocahontas lookalike, a woolly mammoth and genghis khan.
Entertaining romp, but not a classic in my eyes.
Night at the Museum is harmless and visually spellbinding family fun I had a really good time with. I felt like a kid when I watched it, and in several ways it's very similar to Jumanji, another good-natured family adventure film full of visual effects that's pretty awesome for what it is.
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