Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb has one thing going for it that even many of this season's prestige films don't: It's kind of fun, unembarrassingly, and not least of all because the people who made it look like they had a good time doing so.
The Night at the Museum tent pole has played fast and loose with history, and with our knowledge, or lack of knowledge, of the past. But I'm pretty sure a capuchin monkey never urinated on teensy-weensy figures of a cowboy and a Roman emperor as they ran for their lives from a lava flow in ancient Pompeii. That happens in Secret of the Tomb, and it seems like a fitting way to retire the show.
A fitting end to a trilogy that was great, especially the second installment. Secret of the Tomb delivers with more emotional scenes than its predecessor, an interesting plot, and funny dialogue. The movie is definitely worthy of Robin Williams' last role.
Against the odds, perhaps, but part three injects a tiring franchise with new life and some surprisingly dark jokes. Some fun cameos and another winning Dan Stevens turn also add much needed unpredictability to the miniature goings-on.
Secret Of The Tomb plays it as a source of corny jokes, pop-culture references, and father-son bonding moments. In other words, it’s exactly the kind of film that shouldn’t be expected to engage with its assorted bizarre subtexts — but what a movie it could be if it did.
We saw Night at the Museum at the Houston Museum of Natural History in their IMAX theatre. We had the best seats and loved this movie! The special effects were fantastic. I wouldn't be surprised if they get a nomination for set decoration, maybe costumes. The scenery and location shots were superb. The story was the weakest part of the movie for most people, but not for us. It was silly, sappy and sentimental. Just what we want to escape to instead of reading the latest horrors in the world. It's about people who have no common interests, no common culture to relate to, and are centuries apart in age and ideals. Yet they mostly get along and care about each other. If only that was real life. It was bittersweet seeing Robin Williams and Mickey Rooney (died at 93 after a 91 year career in show business). The Movie has a wonderful goodbye scene for Robin as Teddy Roosevelt. The good feelings from the movie made us leave happy with the magical theme of people of all kinds getting along, which of course, is fantasy in real life.
Night at the Museum III doesn't really work with the two originals, being very obvious, not-much-funny, almost free of real tension, unremarkable characters and not much inventive story-telling. We gotta add that it's some kind of boring and even illogical.
Oh my god! This movie is not good at all! It makes time go fast all the freaking time! Why the heck! But I like all the characters in this movie! But this movie ****! The 1st and 2nd night at the museum movies are way better than this stupid movie’
such an average film, just the same as the older films really
really hate the joke involving the stupid ben stiller like caveman guy just the worst thing about the film made me so angry for some reason, started skipping whenever he appeared because its just bad