A Movie full of Fantasy

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“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”, is one of the most interesting movie that we’ve ever seen. It has the mixture of humor, educational, and somewhat like fantasy and magic. On this movie, you can see a lot of historical creatures and people also. They are statue made of wax and some other chemicals but, with the help of a tablet owned by the Egyptian king named Kahmunrah played by Hank Azaria, the human figures, animals, and many other things made into life when the light covered by the dark, and it’s called evening.

The paradox of “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” is that a movie so bursting with novelty can feel so utterly familiar. This is partly because it’s a sequel, of course, but even the first “Night at the Museum,” directed, as this one is, by Shawn Levy, was a combination of old hat and cool new stuff.

That may just be the formula for pleasant, harmless and intermittently thrilling family entertainment. Keep the emotions safe, simple and knowable, and focus the younger audience’s attention on a magic show of cute, funny, crazy creatures and characters while throwing some half-clever verbal humor at the older kids and the accompanying parents. Apply a touch of prestige, on loan from widely admired educational and cultural institutions and voilà.

Directed by Shawn Levy; written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon; director of photography, John Schwartzman; edited by Don Zimmerman and Dean Zimmerman; music by Alan Silvestri; production designer, Claude Paré; produced by Mr. Levy, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan; released by 20th Century Fox, and having the unning time: 1 hour 45 minutes.

With some characters: Ben Stiller (Larry Daley), Jake Cherry (Nick Daley), Amy Adams (Amelia Earhart), Owen Wilson (Jedediah), Hank Azaria (Kahmunrah), Christopher Guest (Ivan the Terrible), Alain Chabat (Napoleon Bonaparte), Steve Coogan (Octavius), Ricky Gervais (Dr. McPhee), Bill Hader (General Custer), Jon Bernthal (Al Capone) and Robin Williams (Teddy Roosevelt).

“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” is rated PG (Parental guidance suggested). It has some noisy fights and moments of apparent danger.

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Mr. Larry Daley (played by Ben Stiller) who’s learning of an important life lesson is surrounds by the nocturnal shenanigans that are the movie’s reason for being. In the first movie “Night at the Museum”, Mr. Daley is a divorced dad wanting to have a unity and the belongingness with his son and learn to achieve his dreams. Now, having followed them to unlikely success as an inventor and late-night infomercial star, he must again reconnect with his very patient son (Jake Cherry) and also learn to stop following his dreams, or follow different ones, or something.

Mr. Stiller’s one of the best scene that in previous movie is still in touch and the most remarkable part, when he and the capuchin monkey slapping each other’s face.

Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan are back as Jedediah and Octavius, two brave miniature warriors from different epochs (one cowboy, one Roman), and Robin Williams takes another turn as Teddy Roosevelt.

There are some bubble-headed Einsteins, a giant marble Abraham Lincoln (who steps down off his memorial to knock a few heads together), and a smattering of classic paintings, sculptures and photographs.

This movie aims to remind people that we are still having our history and projecting what they’ve done to the world. Either it is in invention, war, presidency and many other things.

The movie successfully re unite those things and made an impact to the audiences that even those people made their greatness in different situations and era, they bring together with one great movie.

“Night at the Museum” does its part to encourage the museum world’s embrace of spectacle, sensationalism and pseudo-pedagogical pop-cultural pandering.

So don’t take your children expecting that they’ll learn anything. But if you do take them, you will at least be able to enjoy Hank Azaria and Amy Adams, who play a fictitious pharaoh named Kahmunrah and the famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

Historical accuracy is not the point. No Egyptian potentate ever spoke in a lisping, aristocratic British accent, but Mr. Azaria is the master of funny voices, and he does fine work as the heavy.

Ms. Adams, impersonating Earhart as a flame-haired screwball-comedy heroine, is entirely delightful, though whether the pioneering pilot would ever have developed a crush on Ben Stiller is a matter for scholars to ponder, perhaps the only such matter in this shallow and harmlessly diverting picture.

In overall critic, this movie provides learning, fun, and even action. Even if it doesn’t gives more specific expectation about history because of the title “Night at the Museum” but rather gives the lesson of being helpful even you do not know that certain people. Those characters like Amelia Earhart who is very popular because of his achievement of being the first women to fly across the pacific. Those people are only models that simply tell us to help others especially when emergency occurs.

And one lesson that strikes me the most is when you love your work; love that as if it is your forever. And this movie Mr. Stiller after being the security guard of the mysterious museum and lifting his career as a superstar inventor and a commercial model he doesn’t feel to be happy even he can be able to afford anything. Eventually, he decided to come back as the security guard of the Museum because of the feeling he felt with those statue human figures and some gigantic friends of him.

Mr. Stiller is the best model to follow because of the attitude he possessed at that moment. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of money, instead the feeling of belongingness and happiness you feel with your real friends. It doesn’t matter if it is famous or not the important thing is you love each other unconditionally.

 

SOURCES:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/22/movies/22nigh.html?_r=0

http://www.mrqe.com/movie_reviews/night-at-the-museum-battle-of-the-smithsonian-m100074628

http://www.filmjerk.com/reviews/article.php?id_rev=1787

https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=night+at+the+museum+battle+of+smithsonian&oq=night+at+the+museum+battle+of+smithsonian&aqs=chrome.0.57j62l3j61.14717&sugexp=chrome,mod=1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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