Film Review: Night at the Museum: Battle of The Smithsonian

I saw this movie by accident, lol. I didn't plan to see this 'cause I was supposed to watch another movie. I didn't know this movie was showing at the next theater room and at the same time as the other movie that I was supposed to have seen until the movie started, haha. I just stayed to see this 'cause I was already there and since I've seen the first one (and liked and enjoyed it). I thought I might as well just stay where I was sitting at and watch this, lol. So, I did and I thought it was good.

Here's my review of...

[Warning! ... for those who haven't seen this movie and don't want to be spoiled...]

A Night At The Museum: Battle of The Smithsonian (2009)

Starring: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria

Watch the trailer below:


Brief Synopsis:
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

This movie was good and funny. I loved that pretty much most of the characters whether they were playing the characters from the museum or not...they were still the same familiar actors that played them from the first one. There were a few new characters including Amy Adams' female pilot character Amelia Earheart.

This time though they were sent to a much bigger museum, the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Ben Stiller's character Larry Daley had to go there to help some of his historic friends from the museum in New York such as Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Jedediah Smith (Owen Wilson), Octavius (Steve Coogan), and Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck). Hank Azaria was hilarious as the villain Kahmunrah (and interestingly, he played The Thinker and the funny Abe Lincoln, which I just just noticed from his credits over at imdb's page for this movie) in this movie.

I thought this film and the first one were both equally great. This one though was even more funny than the first one. The historic characters were not just new and improved but also come with a greater comic value. The score and music was noticeably better in this one as well and very listenable. Not too mention, those cupid angels singing randomly were so funny, lol. The lil' romance between Larry and historic Amelia was nice and cute to see and to quote Abraham Lincoln himself from the movie, these two "make an adorable couple," lol. Though a lot of funny scenes from this movie were shown and spoiled by the trailer, but there still plenty of funny scenes to keep the viewers laughing and entertained. There were a few not so funny moments, but that's typical from a Ben Stiller movie. Still, this one was as good as the first one, if not even more fun and enjoyable to watch than the first one. The first one was still good though. This one has more funny scenes and memorable lines. One of the funniest scenes was when General George Armstrong Custer was trying to pronounced (as seen in the trailer) Sacajawea's name and can't seem to say her name right was hilarious. He said something, "Sac-in-a-box?" and she was like "No," lol. Octavius' scenes were so funny esp. when he went near the White House lawn and was chased by a big rabbit, haha. Also, Kahmunrah's scenes were so funny esp. trying to catch Larry and ordering mobster Al Capone and Napoleon Bonaparte to get Larry or rather get the historical Tablet from him, lol.

Overall, I thought Ben Stiller and Amy Adams were pretty good here leading the ensemble cast as well as Hank Azaria (very funny) and the other actors such as Robin Williams (though he only appeared briefly in this one) and Owen Wilson to name a couple of the usual historical characters who played them. This was a fun, enjoyable, and entertaining film to watch much like the first one. It was a good family film that everyone in the family (young and adult) can see together. I heard this film was even much better viewed in IMAX theater. So, go see this, if you haven't.

My Night at the Museum 2 Film Rating: ! (8.5/10; B+)


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