553. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

553-night-at-the-museum-3Background info

Title: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Director: Shawn Levy
Year: 2014
Run time: 1hr 38m

“Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At The Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favourite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.”

Live blog

2:56 – “What do you do? You fall right into it!”
5:10 – Yeah, dum-dum!
7:57 – Texas hell-yeah.
12:43 – So, that’s a monkey riding a tiger. As you do.
15:24 – “That’s the sound, it will haunt my dreams.”
25:14 – I wonder if they knew what they were doing when they came up with “London Calling.”
30:26 – That box is like the TARDIS.
33:40 – Kinda cute pig boar thing on the wall.
41:07 – Monkey with an iPhone around its waist. Mmhmm.
54:04 – No time for the big speech Lancelot.
55:38 – Religious conversations with Ancient Egyptians is interesting!
59:30 – “His eyes are very blue!” Those two are genius.
1:00:59 – Fight scene within an optical illusion is brilliant!
1:04:19 – “I’m making sketches of you right now in my mind!”
1:07:16 – Did they really just say cor blimey?
1:09:35 – Loving the musicals thing.
1:11:55 – “He’s doing his Wolverine thing.” AHHH, amazing.
1:24:20 – Monkey kiss is supposed to be sweet but is mostly gross?
1:31:02 – Dirty Dancing reference.

Conclusions

At this point in the trilogy, you’re into the traditional formula with the plot based around the theme – people don’t quite believe in the magic that brings museum pieces to life, but then there is something risking their future, Ben Stiller comes to the rescue, and it all works out with a party at the end.

That doesn’t mean it’s a bad film though, there are enough nods to the familiar alongside new things (Rebel Wilson and Lancelot). Also the Hugh Jackman thing was brilliant. You know exactly what you’re getting with the film, so as long as you sit back and enjoy the ride, then there aren’t really any complaints.

Rating: 4/5.

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