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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 May 2009 (USA)
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Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

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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!

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When the lights go off the battle is on.


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Rated PG for mild action and brief language | See all certifications »

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22 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Another Night  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

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£4,160,496 (UK) (22 May 2009)

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$177,243,721 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Hank Azaria modeled his voice and the lisp after Boris Karloff from his performance in the original The Mummy (1932). Karloff had a small but noticeable lisp. See more »

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Jedediah is very small, appearing to be no more than two inches tall. When he is in the hourglass the sand is the incorrect size. To be in proportion to him the sand grains should be almost as large as a basketball. See more »

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General George Armstrong Custer: I'm a failure.
Larry Daley: No, you're not.
General George Armstrong Custer: Did you lead 208 Americans to their deaths in the Battle of Little Bighorn?
Larry Daley: No.
General George Armstrong Custer: No not good, not good at all.
Larry Daley: that's not good.
General George Armstrong Custer: Sure, i talk in a good game. But the truth of matter is i don't deserve these stars. I will always be famous for my biggest failure.
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Funny sequel as amusing and spectacular as the original
25 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Entertaining film with adventures, action, amusement and full of imagination and fantasy . This sequel concerns about the divorced father named Larry (Ben Stiller) and his son , now he's a successful manager and left his job as night vigilance at Museum of Natural History of New York City. But his allegedly easy life results to be a roller-coaster when encounters what an Egyptian pharaoh (Hank Azaria who also plays The Thinker and Abe Lincoln) threatens to kill Jedediah (Owen Wilson). Again the ancient animals,beasts,historic personages and miniature are brought to life originating wreak havoc and complications for the unlucky ex-night watchman. Thus several animals and historic characters come to life , like a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a giant octopus ,monkeys, besides Neardenthal cavemen, Vikings, Attile(Patrick Gallaher) and the Huns, Sacajawea(Mizuo Peck), Teddy Roosevelt(Robin Williams)and Octavius(Steve Coogan) and a cowboy(Owen Wilson) , Octavio (Steve Coogan) and George Armstrong Custer (Bill Hader). The peculiar personages of the Museum that Larry watched are being replaced by holograms and sent to Smithsonian Museum , the biggest of world located in Washington. There ours friends along with Abe Lincoln,the Thinker and some flying Angels confront evil pharaoh (Hanz Azaria), Napoleon (Alain Chabat), Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest), Al Capone , among others . Meanwhile Larry Daley falls in love with the famous heroine Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams) .

This blockbuster displays action, adventures ,fantasy and an enjoyable father-son relationship . This fantastic film starts splendidly and goes on in a real sense of wonder and magic , winds up an overlong bombastic wild ride made by means of magnificent special effects and with an exciting final pursuit . Spectacular images and computer generator set pieces action with several known personages and animals can not erase the charm of characters and ideas especially in the hands of peerless casting . Glamorous and luxurious cinematography by John Schwarzman and moving musical score by the composer of the previous film , Alan Silvestri, Robert Zemeckis's usual musician. The picture is marvelously realized with phenomenal production values and well directed by Shawn Levy . Shawn is an expert on familiar genre as he proved in ¨ Cheaper by the dozen¨,¨Pink Panther¨,¨Just married¨ and of course ¨Night at the Museum I¨. The film contains numerous scenes have you on the edge of your seat with a stunning array of overwhelming images to be enjoyed for all family.


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