Sunday, May 31, 2009

Night At The Museum, Battle of the Smithsonian - A review

My first impression was - Wow! Great movie. I really liked the first one and this one was awesome as well. There wasn't the initial wonder at the discovery that yes, the museum does come to life, but "Battle at the Smithsonian" captures all the feeling of the first movie.

Things to watch out for-

Amelia Earhart is ...uh, shall we say, a little... forward. She has a rather 'feministic' attitude - but it wasn't so bad that I couldn't stomach it. 2 swear words, but the movie in general was pretty clean, as far as movies go. The mysticism was kept in check, which I appreciated.

Kahmunrah (sp?) was the perfect 'badguy' for this film - he's so funny! He has a slight lisp so even in his most scary moments he's really not that scary. I loved the fight scene between him and Larry (Ben Stiller) - I was like "Wow, they really look like they're dueling!"

General Custer joins the cast in this movie and (Hint-hint!) even gets a chance to redeem his bungled 'last stand'.

Jedediah and Octavius also re-appear in this movie. (They have to be some of my very favorite characters!)
Jedediah gets imprisoned by Kahmunrah in an hourglass and Octavius goes for help while Larry and Amelia Earhart try to figure out how to translate the tablet of Akmunrah. Akmunrah was the Egyptian king in the last movie, and his big brother Kahmunrah stars in this one.

You can see the hilarious trailer video HERE.
And read as much about the movie as you want HERE on Wikipedia.


  1. Hey Julia! Thanks for the review! =:D I can't wait to see it! Although, it will be quite awhile before I get to as we don't go to the movies very much (and our movie of the year that we want to see is "UP"! That's going to be so funny! =:D But I can't wait to see this one when it comes out too! =;)


    P.S. - there is a really good comment for you on your last MOHL post! =:D Just published it! Thought you'd like to know. =;)

  2. I can't wait to see the movie now. I'm sure it will be fun. Thanks a lot.

  3. Hey Julia! Are you able to post this week for MOHL? We need to know who is posting when. We switched it to 3 days a week (2 weeks for the Prov. 31 woman topic) as of now and we'll see how that goes. It was a majority vote of 4/6 so since it was so close, we are just going ahead and doing that for now anyway. It is just getting too crazy with all of the posts. =:) Let me know as soon as possible please (through email, yahoo, or comment on the blogs...I check all daily). =;) Thanks!

    Blessings and Hugs!

  4. Hi Julia!
    That looks like a great movie! I want to see it SO BAD!
    Se ya soon!

  5. I haven't seen either this one or the first, but I would like to. I love Amy Adams, so that is a big draw for me

  6. I look forward to watching it!!! Thanks for the review. :-) I usually use for my movie reviews...they seem to be pretty trustworthy. :-)

    In the last one I would have to say that the young Egyptian king was my favorite!


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