03 May 2014
Night at the Museum
As a kid, I remember going to museums on a school field trip, and with my mom, and I always wondered what it would be like to roam the place at night. Night at the Museum brings this childhood fantasy to life. This movie is a comedy, and the time era is late nineties, early twentieth century. The movie targets families of all ages. Larry Daley, (Ben Stiller,) is a New York inventor who seems to have trouble keeping a job. His son is disappointed in him, and especially the ex wife. So he finds a job as night watchman at New York's Museum of Natural History. Larry is introduced to the job by three old-timers (Dick Van Dyke, Bill Cobbs, and Mickey Rooney). Larry finds that this dull job is not quite what he expected on the first night. All the animals, from lions to dinosaurs, and everything else in the museum comes alive. So do the wax figures, from a full-sized Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) to tiny figurines such as, old west cowboy (Owen Wilson,) and Octavius (Steve Coogan). In the first night alone, Larry must deal with Attila the Hun, an insane monkey, lions attacking him, giant dinosaur bones, and arguments between cowboys, Romans, and Mayan Indians. At dawn, everything turns back to normal. Larry's job gets threatened when a very picky museum director notices a few things wrong. Larry dosen’t let this get to him, and he keeps working there. It turns out that its a Egyptian tablet that brings everybody, and everything to life each night. The exhibit also has the Pharaoh Ahkmenrah, who comes to life as well. He uses the artifact to call the animated exhibits back to the museum. The three old watchmen also say that the tablet gives them renewed energy. Theres a coral at the end between Larry, and the three men, but Larry and Teddy Roosevelt get the museum back in order. Then Larry’s son is proud of him again.
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