If it’s not yours, don’t take it.
Often, when a series gets to a third film to make up a trilogy, it tends to run out of steam. I mean come on, how many trilogies are actually successful? Some don’t even make it pass the second instalment of the series.
Speaking of trilogies, back in 2006, the release of “Night In The Museum” featured a really cool and interesting idea and it was very much loved by moviegoers. Following the success of the first movie, director Shawn Levy released 2 more films: “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” and very recently, “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb”.
Now, did we really need to see the museum exhibits come to life for a third time? The third instalment of the series answers that question with a definite and highly entertaining, “YES!”
This time round, divorced dad Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) returns with his “old” friends for the third and seemingly last instalment of “Night At The Museum”. Daley, who still holds his job as night watchman at the Museum of Natural History in New York, is now also the director of nighttime events. Under his instructions and directions, the exhibits will perform as “special effects”, with no one knowing that it is actually ancient magic at work. However, something goes wrong and the Egyptian tablet which makes it all possible starts acting up by corroding.
Daley and his son, Nick (Skyler Gisondo) are joined by several exhibits including Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Jedediah (Owen Wilson), Akhmerah (Rami Malek) and Attila (Patrick Gallagher) in search of Akh’s father, the only one who knows the secret of the tablet. Unfortunately, that meant travelling to London as Akh’s parents are located at the British Museum. By bringing the tablet to the British Museum, Akh’s father, Merenkahre (Ben Kingsley), will come to life and they can figure out what to do to prevent the tablet from corroding. Of course, that is easier said than done.
The movie goes on to see Daley and his crew facing hilarious obstacles from a Neanderthal who looks like Daley and thinks that Daley is his father, to the arrival of Sir Lancelot (Dan Stevens) and the night guard at the London Museum (Rebel Wilson). Besides the special effects, “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb” is filled with surprising and gleeful cameos, which I won’t spoil here.
Of course, it was also touching to see the late Robin Williams return as Teddy Roosevelt. Dedicated to 2 movie legends, “Night At The Museum: The Secret Of The Tomb” is the final film to feature Robin Williams and is the final feature film for Mickey Rooney who played Gus, a retired museum guard in the instalment.
With at least 2 acutely sad and tear-jerking moments, “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb” is nothing short of sheer delight. Big thanks to our friends from Twentieth Century Fox Film (M) S/B for giving us the opportunity to watch this film ahead of its release date.
Watch the trailer below:
“Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb” will hit cinemas on December 25th.
For more information, visit its website.