Watch: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – Ben Stiller returns as night watchman Larry Daily, now a successful business man, who gets back to the museum just in time to find that he needs to get his friends out of trouble. This new installment takes us to the Smithsonian, and introduces us to new characters, such as Amelia Earhart, General Custer, and many more!.
Plot: Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they’ve been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry’s (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.
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Another Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is the second film in the Night at the Museum series. While it isn’t much different than the first film I have to say it isn’t quite as good. Ben Stiller was pretty good but I don’t think anybody else really stuck out. One thing I that disappointed by was the lack of screen time for Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson, or Octavius and Jedediah. In the first movie, they stole the show. But in this movie, they are underused like most of the others in the cast. Night at the Museum 2 has its funny parts, but seems to lack the charm and fun of the first movie. It’s a worthy sequel that meets the standards of the first movie, but doesn’t exceed them. You might want to wait for it’s DVD/Blu-Ray release, but seeing in theaters is good too. Thanks for reading this review.
More Of The Same But On A Grander Scale – Which Isn’t A Good Thing!
I was not tremendously taken with the original “Night At The Museum.” I liked its whimsical and fun take on the whole concept, but thought it just became too repetitive, as Larry returned to the museum night after night to basically do the same things. This sequel solved the problem of repetitiveness. It’s based around the events of a single night – this time at the Smithsonian – but it goes overboard in other ways.
The basic story is that the exhibits have been moved from the Museum of Natural History in New York to the Smithsonian Archives in Washington. Knowing what this will lead to, Larry (again played by Ben Stiller) – who’s now a successful inventor – heads off to Washington to try to keep everything under control. This being the Smithsonian, of course, there are a lot of exhibits, and they all come to life, and for reasons I didn’t fully understand even some things outside the Smithsonian come to life (like the granite statue of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.) This time, though, the sense of fun and whimsy is largely gone (which is a real loss) and a serious battle emerges between the good guys (led largely by the group from the first movie, supplemented by Amelia Earhardt and General Custer along with Lincoln) and a group of evil ones led by Egyptian King Kahmunrah, backed up by Al Capone, Ivan the Terrible and Napoleon. Frankly, the battle goes on far too long and becomes rather dull as well as just plain silly by the time it’s over.
There are some good things in this. Hank Azaria’s lisp as Kahmunrah was funny at first, although it did get a bit tired after a while, Octavius riding into battle on a squirrel got a chuckle and one has to say that Amy Adams was cute as a button as Earhardt. Still, that’s not enough to save this sequel. 3/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director Shawn Levy
Writer Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon
Actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams
Country United States, Canada
Awards 2 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses, Red One Camera (visual effects plates)
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA, Technicolor, Vancouver, Canada
Film Length 2,858 m (Sweden), 2,879 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 Expression 500T 5229), Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4K) (source format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393), 70 mm (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393), D-Cinema