Friday, January 2, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

Night at the Museum:  Secret of the Tomb Movie Review
If you are looking for a lighthearted, fun-filled entertainment, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is the perfect movie for you!  

This is the 3rd Night at the Museum movie starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams.  A terrific series!

It is a great family movie that, in my personal opinion, is appropriate for any age, young or old.  Rarely do we see movies that are purely original these days.  This is definitely unique in plot and fun.

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

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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 in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

"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! 

five stars
5 out of 5 stars

Night at the Museum Series - In Order of Release & Entire Collection

 Night at the MuseumCheck Price Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianCheck Price Night at the Museum: Secret of the TombCheck Price Night at the Museum 3-Movie CollectionCheck Price


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  1. Looks like a movie my daughter & son-in-law (big fantasy fans) would love. Excellent review. Your mention of Dick Van Dyke brought back wonderful memories of when I saw him in person singing and dancing in "Bye Bye Birdie" on Broadway in 1960.

  2. Dick Van Dyke is fabulous and I couldn't believe he was actually in the movie dancing! He dances better now than I could at 20 years old

  3. Cynthia, thanks for the review! My son and I are heading out to a movie, possibly tonight, and I would love it if he would agree to go see this one - This series is one of our faves (we'll see what he picks, but this one works for me, sounds good!)

  4. This didn't catch my eye when I saw trailers. But if you give it five stars, I may have to see it! Thanks for the review. I'm always looking for movies to see.

  5. What a wonderful review, I've seen the first one and can't wait to see this one. Thanks :)

  6. Well you did it. Now I have to see it! Dick Van Dyke still dancing is amazing!


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