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

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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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,160,496 (UK) (24 May 2009)

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$177,243,721 (USA)
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Trivia

Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Hank Azaria have all appeared on Friends (1994). See more »

Goofs

Larry needs Brandon/Brundon's security pass so he can move around the Smithsonian, and is shown using it on several occasions, yet Kahmunrah's gang are able to roam about freely. This could be a perk of being magically bound to the Institution. See more »

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Albert Einstein: [to Dexter and Able who are attacking Al Capone] You smack, you kick, you smack, you kick, you smack, you kick. Team work, fellas, wunderbar!
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene during the credits where Sailor Joey Motorola is seen reverse-engineering Larry Daley's cell-phone. He says to his mother (off camera) "I think I'm on to something!" See more »

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References Aladdin (1992) See more »

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Ride Of The Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by The Jonas Brothers (as Jonas Brothers)
Produced by Ali Dee
Vocals produced by John Fields
Jonas Brothers perform courtesy of Hollywood Records
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The movie with 1001 plot holes
24 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, let me say the good things. Special effect: great!

Now that we get that out of the way, we can finally get to the bad news. Plot holes should be expected in movies like this but not so much that it blows your mind. This is what exactly happen, we are left wondering, what happen to this, what happen to that.

Also, there's just too much going on in the movie. Too many characters trying to be cute and funny. I realize this is more of a children movie but has the intelligence of our youth drop this badly? If you ever watch Hannah Montana with your kids, the style of jokes used in this movie is exactly like that. Funny at times but mostly embarrassing.

To end on a positive note, I guess the acting can be better but really, it isn't as bad as I first thought, considering the cheesy lines they're forced to work with.

In the end, all I can say is, if you're an adult, and you think this is a great movie, there might be something wrong with you.


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