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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Movie review)

An entertaining adventure at the Museum


Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

It is an evening of celebration in New York City at the Museum of Natural History with “special effects” to entertain the guests. A special SFX show showcasing with live acts from the museum exhibits including Theodore Roosevelt, Attila the Hun, Sacagawea, Dexter the Capuchin Monkey, and Rexy, the Tyrannosaurus skeleton.

Suddenly things go out of control and guests scamper around to save themselves from the havoc created by malfunctioning of the SFX. Larry Daley, a security guard at the Museum of Natural History is overseeing a nighttime event with Dr. McPhee, the curator of the museum in attendance.

It is not the Special Effects that have misfired. The fact is that the museum exhibits come to life during nights and in the process of following their rehearsed act, everyone runs amok. The reason being the gradual corrosion of the magic tablet. It comes to light that if this tablet of Ahkmenrah corrodes completely, then the museum exhibits would never come to life at nights, like it is been happening till now.

Thanks to the magical tablet of Ahkmenrah he has transformed a part time job into a one of a kind historical experience. Now the time for Larry Daley has come to realise that the magic is fleeting and he must travel to London to save his friends one last time. Larry is to go through the most incredible adventures of his life.

Unfortunately, he discovers that magic is fleeting and he must travel to London to save his friends one last time. Larry convinces Dr. McPhee to obtain the clearance for Larry to visit the British Museum and allow Larry to travel there with Ahkmenrah and the tablet for getting to the bottom of the problem and decipher the mystery behind it.

Among the other remarkable characters is Dexter, everyones favorite capuchin and he doesn’t monkey around when it comes to helping solve the secret of the tomb, Jedediah, a giant among the famous cowboys of the Wild West, Octavius, a roman emperor, who at just three inches tall, has the bravery of a man twice his size, Sacajawea, a brave voice of reason to her boisterous beau, Teddy Roosevelt, the former President of the United States.

Sir Lancelot is the Knight of the Round Table, his undying love for Guinevere has blinded him to the face that he is made of wax is a pivotal character in the adventure as he thinks that the Tablet of Ahkmenrah would impress his lady love.

Get ready for the most wild and adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever, as Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.


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Ben Stiller as Larry Daley
Ben Stiller as Laa, a Neanderthal resembling Larry
Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt
Owen Wilson as Jedediah, a cowboy minifigure
Dick Van Dyke as Cecil Fredericks, a retired security guard
Steve Coogan as Octavius, a Roman soldier minifigure
Ricky Gervais as Dr. McPhee, the curator of the Museum of Natural History
Crystal the Monkey as Dexter
Ben Kingsley as Merenkahre, Ahkmenrah’s father who is a powerful pharaoh and the tablet’s creator
Hugh Jackman as himself
Alice Eve as herself
Mickey Rooney as Gus, retired security guard
Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot, a knight who worked for King Arthur that seeks to use the Tablet of Ahkmenrah to impress Guinevere
Skyler Gisondo as Nicky Daley, the son of Larry Daley who is working to become a DJ
Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah, the pharaoh who is the son of Merenkahre
Patrick Gallagher as Attila the Hun
Mizuo Peck as Sacagawea
Bill Cobbs as Reginald, a retired security guard and old enemy of Larry who now resides in a retirement home
Andrea Martin as Rose, an archivist.
Rachael Harris as Madeline Phelps
Anjali Jay as Shepseheret, the mother of Ahkmenrah & wife of Merenkahre.
Matty Finochio as Roman Sentry


Studio – 20th Century Fox
Directed by Shawn Levy
Screenplay by David Guion & Michael Handelman
Story by Mark Friedman, David Guion & Michael Handelman
Produced by Shawn Levy, Josh McLaglen and Mary McLaglen
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography – Guillermo Navarro
Edited by Dean Zimmerman
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie review

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