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.