Written May 29, 2009
Written May 30, 2009
If your going to go to the movies there are a lot of choices that are all good ones. But when a movie is in IMAX, the choice is already made!!!! Star Trek was great, but in IMAX........ AWESOME!!!!!! same with Superman returns, The Dark Knight, Transformers, you name it. It even makes so-so movies better like Watchmen and Monsters Vs. Aliens. This is more of a review for IMAX rather than Night at the Museum!!!! So back to the point, Needless to say the movie was a perfect sequel it kept the same fun from the first movie but added new characters, like Hank Azaria and Amy Adams who were great and stole the show from the returning characters. It didn't have quite the same feeling as the first movie but still totally worth the admission price.
Written June 02, 2009
Alright, so I went for the "benefit," or, rather, the perceived benefit to my kids. The first film, while no milestone in Family Film Fundom, was at least watchable. Even had a few funny and entertaining moments to it. Battle of the Smithsonian, however, was not even worthy of the "44" that Rotten Tomatoes had posted for it.
The plot was mind-numbing. The acting was stale and embarrassing. The attempts at humor were cringe-worthy. Poor Hank Azaria! Not even someone of his immense talent could save this train-wreck. While I certainly did not enter the theater believing that this movie would change anyone's life perspective, I also did not anticipate feeling ashamed to be in the audience.
To sum up, my children only laughed once (that I noticed). This was due to the flatulence of another child sitting directly in front of them. When you're reduced to fart-humor not in the movie itself, you've got a true reeker. Save your money, don't even wait for the DVD.
Written June 01, 2009
This is just escapist entertainment and a fun romp. As sequels go it was run of the mill but Amy Adams is wonderful as Amelia. You will have a great time revisiting the museum and yes, you can take the kids.
Written June 07, 2009
Took our nieces and nephew, ages 10-17, with us to IMAX since we all saw the first NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM there too. We ALL enjoyed it as much as the first! It's nice to have a fun family movie that is great for all ages!