Night at the Museum (3): Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast : Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson
Synopsis; Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Watch Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Full Movie: In spite of the absence of a number in the title, this is the third (and last?) film in a franchise that I have thoroughly enjoyed for providing inventive entertainment (imagine a fight sequence inside a MC Escher drawing). Each movie has been based in a museum I know well and this time we are in my home city of London at the wonderful British Museum which means that the Elgin Marbles and other artifacts come alive. At the heart of the franchise is Ben Stiller, a comic actor with deceptively understated style, and this time he gets to plays two very contrasting roles, particularly funny when his characters interact.
Watch Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Full Movie: If there are weaknesses in this outing, they are that perhaps too many of the original characters are involved (meaning that screen time is spread rather thinly between them), there could have been more original museum characters (the main one is Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot), and it would have been good to have more female roles (Australian Rebel Wilson as the BM security guard is effectively the only substantive one). And, of course, there is the sadness of seeing Robin Williams and Mickey Rooney in their last screen roles.
Watch Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Full Movie: All that said, this is a worthy addition to a really fun franchise which has probably now run its course.
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