My Thoughts on Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

I thought that the original Night at the Museum was a fun family movie in the vein of Jumanji (maybe one reason why the producers cast Robin Williams in a supporting role).

The sequel aimed to make things bigger by placing the action at the Smithsonian. Most of the original museum characters take a back seat for most of the film, with Williams having not much more than a bookending cameo.

The leaves room for the new characters. The one that shined the most was Amy Adams’ sassy performance as Amelia Earhart, a role that essentially steals the show. Hank Azaria was also fun as the villainous pharaoh Kahmunrah.

Overall, just like the original this is a fun film for the whole family.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).