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

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Larry Daley
Amy Adams ... Amelia Earhart
Owen Wilson ... Jedediah
Hank Azaria ... Kahmunrah / The Thinker / Abe Lincoln (voice)
Robin Williams ... Teddy Roosevelt
Christopher Guest ... Ivan the Terrible
Alain Chabat ... Napoleon Bonaparte
Steve Coogan ... Octavius
Ricky Gervais ... Dr. McPhee
Bill Hader ... George Armstrong Custer
Jon Bernthal ... Al Capone
Patrick Gallagher ... Attila the Hun
Jake Cherry ... Nicky
Rami Malek ... Ahkmenrah
Mizuo Peck ... Sacajawea
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night at the Museum 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,173,286, 24 May 2009

Gross USA:

$177,243,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$413,106,170
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2.39 : 1
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Director Shawn Levy told a National Public Radio interviewer that once the Smithsonian Institution agreed to lend their name to the film, their curators were very helpful and willing to share information about the real-life characters represented in the movie, but Levy had more trouble with the intellectual property-holders for the fictional characters represented. For instance, in the Darth Vader cameo, a LucasFilm employee came on-set to observe the scene and tell the filmmakers what Vader would or wouldn't do. 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: We're Americans, we don't plan, we do!
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Funny sequel as amusing and spectacular as the original
25 July 2010 | by ma-cortesSee 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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