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Monday, June 22, 2015

Night at the Museum:Secret of the Tomb (2014)

This is a very silly movie.  The best that I can say about it is that it really is just as good as the first two.  There is something to be said for consistency.  The basic premise is that due to some magical properties in an Egyptian artifact, all the Natural History Museum exhibits come to life at night and then return to their inanimate forms come sun up.  Ben Stiller is the museum's night watchman who gets to interact with all these wonderful figures from the past (Steve Coogan plays a Roman soldier, Owen Wilson a cowboy, and Robin Williams is Teddy Roosevelt). 

This particular adventure involves them addressing a curse, which entails a road trip to London, and new exhibits there coming to life.  It does sound quite juvenile, and on many levels it is, but for a light movie without much in the way of sex and violence, it is surprisingly enjoyable.  Best viewed with youngsters who will enjoy some of the less mature humor that pervades the film.

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