Thursday, May 28, 2009

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

First off, I do not know why I am still up. I should have done school work tonight. I will be hating life tomorrow.

This is my review. I got to watch this with the kids and my mother. I do not believe she appreciated the movie as much as my kids did.

Ben Stiller returns to the role of night watchman Larry Daly in this sequel to the 2006 family film NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM. This adventure takes the action to Washington D.C, where things at the Smithsonian aren't quite as quiet as one might think... (movies.yahoo.com)

Ben Stiller as Larry Daley was good as usual. He was funny. His comedic timing on point. I loved him. He was great, as should be expected.

Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart- I really like Amy Adams; although I keep getting her confused with Isla Fisher. Is that just me? Anyway, she played her character well. She was cute but a little too much for me. She was way too hyper and all energetic. She mad me feel awkward about sitting my butt in a movie theater with daylight wasting. The guilt caused me not to really care for her character.

Owen Wilson as Jedediah was tolerable. I was not fond of Jedediah from the first one so I could care less about him in the sequel.

Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt was not much to talk about. Hate to disappoint anyone but it was more of a cameo this time around.

Christopher Guest as Ivan the Terrible: Forgettable except for this one part ... but not memorable enough.

Alain Chabat as Napoleon made it work. He was funny. His mannerisms and his lines and what is expected of Napoleon's height complex was played out very well. His interactions with Ben Stiller were comical.

Steve Coogan as Octavius ... yea, yea whatever. Not that he was bad.

Bill Hader as General Custer was a straight up fool. He was such an idiot that I had to laugh.

Hank Azaria as the voice of The Thinker and Abe Lincoln/ Kahmunrah was funny in all roles; although, I did not know he played the others. I like to save the scene stealer for last and Azaria was definitely it. They gave him some gem lines and he played everything very well. I thought the fact that they never addressed his lisps was hilarious.

All in all the reason why this movie was very much likable is because the actors come together very well and play off each other's strengths. The museum props have at a little action too and it was a little bit of everything. Is it a must see in the theaters? Probably not, especially if you do not have any children. There are plenty of other movies that I would have watched ahead of this one, but my babies can't watch some of those.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009): B-
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