Usually as sequels progress in films they tend to get worse as they go on, for example the Shrek films. They should have really stopped after the second one. However, Night at the Museum looked good and considering other films on at the time this was my favoured choice.
While I was worried it would be rubbish, I was wrong. It was a nice family film and it was nice to end of the Night at the Museum franchise, especially since Robin Williams sad death in 2014. His character was one of the main and best in the whole film series. How can you not like Robin Williams? The man is a legend. Jedediah and Octavius continued to be my favourite characters as always, particularly when they got lost in the vents. Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan are just a perfect duo.
The plot itself to meet Ahkmenrah’s parents was an interesting one. The tablet starts to lose its colour along with its power and slowly turn the manikins back into wax during the night. In order to fix this from the museum falling silent Larry and Nick with some wax work friends had to travel to London to get the answers from Ahkmenrah’s parents. They travelled the British Museum, which was pretty fun as I was able to recognise some exhibits that I had seen when I went a few years ago. Also to witness the British stereotype as played by Rebel Wilson as the security guard Tilly was a mixture of funny and strange. Strange referring to falling in love with a caveman.
The film was more like a conclusion as well as focusing on the drama which unfolded in the narrative. I am assuming it’s probably the third and final film. The ending of the film was actually pretty sad, because it was all coming to an end for Larry and his friends rolex replica. Larry was moving on with his life and it was left up to the curator to continue it on.
Night at the Museum was a great family film, granted it wasn’t as good as the first two, but it wasn’t appalling. Some of the jokes got a little old, but the story moved at a reasonable pace and the characters were still as delightful. I really enjoyed it and it is definitely one for the kids.
By Alice Denmark.
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