Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.
Ben Stiller returns as night watchman Larry Daily, now a successful business man, who gets back to the museum just in time to find that he needs to get his friends out of trouble. This new installment takes us to the Smithsonian, and introduces us to new characters, such as Amelia Earhart, General Custer, and many more!
Ed Helms was in Night at the Museum (2006), but his role got cut due to length. The director Shawn Levy had the part of Ed, Larry Daley's assistant written specifically with Ed Helms in mind to redeem himself. From the Director's commentary. See more »
(at around 4 mins) As George Foreman says "That just two years ago you worked as a night guard (etc.)". The first Night at the Museum came out in 2006 and two years later from that would be 2008, even though this one came out in 2009, making it 3 not 2. But this assumes that Larry quit his job at the museum immediately after the first movie, which seems highly unlikely and certainly was not established. See more »
[Approaches Kah Mun Rah, riding on a squirrel and looks up as Kah Mun Rah looks down, puzzled]
Do you wish to surrender honorably, or must this end with the spilling of your blood?
Kah Mun Rah:
[Looks to Larry]
This? This is your big rescue?
Oh no... this is!
[Abraham Lincoln breaks in through the wall, Kah Mun Rah and the others look up in shock]
Kah Mun Rah:
What... is that thing?
The name is Abraham Lincoln, and you sir, are in a heap of trouble!
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There is an extra scene during the credits where Sailor Joey Motorola is seen reverse-engineering Larry Daley's cell-phone. He says to his mother (off camera) "I think I'm on to something!" See more »
I really liked the first Night at the Museum, not bowled over, but very entertained. It had great special effects and it was great to see childhood legend Dick Van Dyke again. I was looking forward to this sequel, hoping for the same sort of entertainment. This is not a terrible film by all means, but as a sequel and film I couldn't help feeling disappointed.
Granted, the special effects were absolutely wonderful, and the cinematography, locations, costumes, sets and editing striking. Granted, the score was rousing and fun, and most of the direction solid. And granted the actors give it their all, Ben Stiller is solid if occasionally going overboard, Amy Adams and Hank Azaria are absolute hoots and Robin Williams returns as Roosevelt and along with Azaria is the standout of the actors playing the historical figures.
However, the recurring support cast aren't given much to do excepting Robin Williams, Owen Wilson is rather annoying, Napolean and Al Capone are written as quite badly-written caricatures and don't get me started on the Jonas Brothers, their presence added absolutely nothing to the proceedings and they were not funny at all. And if only there was a story and script that were consistently engaging, but the script and sight gags are very hit and miss and the story is thin, and these are further disadvantaged by the overlong length, tacky ending and too many scenes that drag.
In conclusion, watchable but quite average. 5/10 Bethany Cox
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