Night at the Museum 2
You can’t argue with the talent onboard this sequel to the 2005 family film hit. Ben Stiller is, of course, back as museum security guard Larry Daley; Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan as his diminutive buddies, the cowboy Jebediah Smith and the Roman Centurian Octavius; Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt (twice, actually); Hank Azaria as the Ancient Egyptian heavy, Kahmunrah; Ricky Gervais as the Museum of Natural History director Dr McPhee; Bill Hader as General Custer; Christopher Guest as Ivan the Terrible; Alain Chabat as Napoleon; and last but not least, Amy Adams as aviator Amelia Earhart.
The good news is that each gets a laugh or two. The bad news is, that’s about it.
When I visited the set last year director Shawn Levy claimed he didn’t commit to the sequel until he was convinced the script was up to par. But the film is a shambles and the screenplay is the reason.
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