Film: Night at the Museum – Battle of the Smithsonian

Opened: May 22, 2009

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Starring: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest, Alain Chabat, Jon Bernthal, Steve Coogan, Mizuo Peck, Bill Hader, Rami Malek, Patrick Gallagher, Brad Garrett, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Jay Baruchel, Alberta Mayne, Eugene Levy, Keith Powell, Craig Robinson, Clint Howard, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Caroll Spinney, Ricky Gervais, Jake Cherry, Mindy Kaling, George Foreman, Ed Helms & Jonah Hill

Taking the second Night at the Museum film and placing it in Washington D.C. rather than New York is a fun idea that works well despite the numerous amounts of plot holes.

When many exhibits from New York’s American Museum of Natural History are being shipped to the Smithsonian for permanent storage, Dexter the Monkey steals Ahkmenrah’s (Rami Malek) tablet that brings them to life. Night guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) must go retrieve it but runs into Ahkmenrah’s evil brother Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria).

Though we lose screen time with beloved characters, new ones like Amy Adams’ Amelia Earhart and Bill Hader’s General George Custer are fantastic additions. There’s more to learn, great cameos and adventure that’ll keep your interest.

You may ask lots of questions on how everything is happening, but it’s good entertainment.

Final say: Another fun Night. ★★★★☆

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