Directed By: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens (IV), Steve Coogan, Rebel Wilson, Crystal the Monkey,
Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
If you've seen any of the previous Night at the Museum films, you know what you'll get. It's pretty straight forward and yet again plays up to the comedy, while adding some shots of history here and there. It's fun for kids and adults will get some laughs too.
Ben Stiller heads back to his role of night guard at the NYC museum. Directing the various characters to entertain during a fundraiser dinner. But everything goes to poo-poo ka-ka, as the magic tablet that brings them to life is starting to slowly erode away. So off the gang goes to the UK, hell bent on saving the museum folks and finding a cure to stop the dust from settling on the displays...forever! Enter, Rebel Wilson! She's the funny night guard at the UK museum and this gal knows how to hit a comedy beat. Her timing is incredible and I can't wait to see how her career continues to develop in the coming years.
I'm happy to once again see the stars coming back to make this franchise work. The film overall is pretty middle of the road, but the actors and guest cameos really help keep a smile on your face. I loved Sir Lancelot, played by the one and only Matthew from Downton Abbey on PBS! Maybe he has a real name, pfft, but I know him as Matthew! Love that guy.
A sad farewell to Robin Williams, everyone in the auditorium stood up and clapped at the the end of the film.
If you like slap-stick humor, campy fun and history, then you will enjoy this all ages tale of magic and wonder!