Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

December 19, 2014

Mizuo Peck, Patrick Gallagher, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Rami Malek, and Skyler Gisondo in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB.

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Written by: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon

Cast: Ben Stiller, Skyler Gisondo, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens, Rami Malek, Mizuo Peck, Crystal the Monkey

Rating: PG (for mild action, some rude humor and brief language)

Running Time: 97 minutes

The first NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2006) film of the three film franchise, had a certain child-like charm of inanimate objects coming to life. It even had a sweet, although hackneyed, father trying to prove his worth to his son storyline. But the third installment, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, is missing the magic that made the first film so popular. Even its feeble attempt at incorporating another father/son storyline is forced and, at times, seems like extra baggage. If there is a reason to see the film, it is to see one of the final film performances of both Robin Williams (reprising his role as Teddy Roosevelt) and Mickey Rooney in a cameo role.

Grade: C

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