Written May 24, 2009
As a child in Chicago we always went to museums on field trips. My favorite was The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. My favs Collen's Doll House and Old Chicago Streets and the miniatures and I thought if I got to hide in museum and when it closed the exhibits would come alive. This movie made me know I'm not the only one!
Written May 28, 2009
Loved this movie - think it might have been better than the first! My nephews (8 y.o. & 4 y.o.) loved it as well.
Written May 27, 2009
The movie was very good. I had 1 other adult with me and 4 children ranging from ages 5-10. They loved it. We had the IMAX experience. It was the 1st time 4 all of us. The children said they felt as if the characters were sitting beside them.
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!
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.