It is rated PG, but I am not quite sure why. I actually had to go in search of parental concerns to be able to address them in this movie review. You can read the few statements submitted in the Parents Guide linked here.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Plot Summary
If you have seen the original movie, Night at the Museum, than you are already going to know what to expect. There is magic in the museum at night as the exhibits come to life.
In the opening scenes of "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie" we are given a brief look at the discovery of the Tablet of Ahkmenrah, which is responsible for the current day "magic" at the museum.
The movie quickly moves to current day and to the Museum of Natural History in New York City which is hosting a evening dinner when it all goes horribly wrong. It seems the Tablet of Ahkmenrah is corroding and the cast has to go to London to visit the Pharaoh himself since he is the only person who knows the secret of the tablet. Of course, they must take the tablet to London and bring the exhibits in the British Museum to life in order to talk to the Pharaoh.
I have heard laughter is the best medicine and I completely agree. This movie is quite entertaining. I found myself laughing out loud often with the rest of the audience in the packed theater the weekend after Christmas. I suspect we all needed a bit of a break and an opportunity to unwind. This movie was the perfect solution.
A Remarkable Cast of Actors
"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" has so many great actors that it is actually difficult to know which actor is favored. From admiring the still amazing dance steps of Dick Van Dyke, to battling a multi-headed snake with Dan Stevens (Sir Lancelot), Ben Stiller shares the screen with a cast of truly great actors.
The movie is a tad bittersweet as we view a short scene that includes Micky Rooney, and we can't help but be reminded of our tremendous loss when we see Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt. As always, Robin Williams makes us laugh along with him in spite of our grief. Two great actors who will long be remembered for their decades of influence and entertainment. They were both like old friends who we thought would always be with us.
If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend venturing out today to sit back, relax and enjoy "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb".
In my opinion, "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" is a 5 star, must see movie!
|5 out of 5 stars|
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