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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  19 December 2014 (USA)
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Teddy Roosevelt / Voice of Garuda
Merenkahre (Ahk's Father)


At the Museum of Natural History, there's a new exhibit being unveiled. Larry Daley, who manages the night exhibit where the exhibits come to life because of the Tablet of Ahkmenrah, is in charge of the presentation. But when the exhibits go awry, Larry finds himself in trouble. He learns the Tablet is corroding so he does some research and learns that Cecil, the former museum guard, was at the site when the Tablet was discovered. He tells Larry they were warned if they remove it could mean the end. Larry realizes it means the end of the magic. He talks to Ahkmenrah who says that he doesn't know anything. Only his father the Pharaoh knows the Tablet's secrets. He learns that the Pharaoh was sent to the London museum. So he convinces Dr. McPhee, the museum curator, to help send him to London. He takes Ahkmenrah with him but some of the others tag along, like Teddy Roosevelt, Attila, Octavius, and Jedediah. Written by

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One final night to save the day

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Rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night at the Museum 3  »

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$127,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,100,520 (USA) (19 December 2014)


$113,733,726 (USA) (26 June 2015)

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At the Egypt exhibit in the British Museum, some of the "heiroglyphics" are actually Hebrew letters. There is an Aleph to the left of Ben Kingsley, and a Hay-Tet to the right of Ben Stiller. See more »


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[Teddy's final words and the last lines spoken by Robin Williams on camera too]
Teddy Roosevelt: Smile, my boy. It's sunrise.
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Written by Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Alexander Reuterskiold, Marcus Sepehrmanesh, Tiësto (as Tijs Michiel Verwest) and Oscar Holter
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23 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You know, Night at the Museum is one of those films where it's not a huge movie, it's not a blockbuster, there's nothing wrong with it, it's just generally not talked about in the film fan world as I've seen it. It is however regarded as a nice family film to sit down and enjoy, so was the second instalment, and this one isn't any different.

We all know the premise; a special Egyptian tablet makes it possible for all the exhibits in the museum to come to life at night. What I'm glad about is that this third film is not a rehash of the previous two; it's predecessors had a similar theme of a main villain wanting the table,t which were different enough to enjoy but Secret of the Tomb does something completely different with it's plot and execution which is an awesome change I enjoyed a lot. Of course another thing we enjoy with these movies is the actual museum coming to life and they do some really cool stuff with that idea and it's awesome to see these historical figures interact with statues and even paintings!

They brought us some new characters too which included Lancelot who steals so many scenes and has some great lines, I love that character; also we get Ben Kingsley as King Merenkahre who surprisingly didn't actually have much screen time for a big-name actor. Rebel Wilson as a British security guard didn't quite grab me as the other characters did, she was the comedic relief in what was already a comedy so her presence wasn't really needed and could come off as annoying. In the end Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was a fun ride just like the first two, it has some awesome surprises I wasn't expecting and all round a good family film.

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