Sunday, June 7, 2009

Movie Review - Night at the Museum 2

I thought I would deviate a bit and share our most recent movie outing with all of you. You can skip it if your not interested. We took our youngest daughter to view the Night at the Museum 2, since she absolutely loved the first one. She is a strong student in History and seeing the characters come to life on scene that she has read about is priceless to her.

The movie premise is that the old museum that Ben Stiller's character used to work at is being updated with newer technology and so the old stuff is on its way to storage but without the special plate that brings them to life, so they are going away for good. I won't spoil it any further but here are some things we liked.

She loved seeing Teddy Roosevelt since we just finished of her History class with his presidency as well as seeing the soldiers from ancient Egypt. I love that period of time!

It's a great movie to take your kids too, as the violence isn't really there, the most is when they push the bad guy into the gate back to his ancient time and of course, the classic scenes of smacking monkeys and Ben Stiller!

It's wonderful to meet Amelia Earhart finally, and see just how adventurous she really was! It was a positive role model for our daughter since she proves women can do just about anything!

Classic movie to see if you can still catch it, all your old favorites are there too, like Rex and the Easter Island statue, yes he still wants Gum Gum! He finally gets it and chaos results. Definitely one we will add to our video collection.


Anonymous said...

I hear it was more popular than the newest Terminator :o) I can't wait to watch it, I heard there was an octopus there?? Let me know so I can force my sister to watch it (she hates octopuses and squids, heehee!!)

Raye Ann said...

We will have to wait until the DVD comes out. The Theater is just not in our budget.

christy rose said...

Thanks for the review Kat! We are planning on taking our family to go see this movie soon. I am glad to hear positive thoughts on it.

Prairie Girl said...

we loved the first one and are looking forward to watching the second.

Thanks for the review :)

RCUBEs said...

Loved the 1st one! My family will wait for the DVD. Just more relaxing to watch at home, in PJ's, with different snacks and we can talk if we want to :)

Heart2Heart said...


Yes a very big pink octopus.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

My husband and I saw it this weekend...and the film broke just as Amelia gets back into the plane. It was great up to that point...can you tell me what I missed in the last few minutes?

Blessings and prayers, andrea

Miss Charlene said...

Yes.. Martha's right. I wanna see it, but I'm terrified of octopuses and squids! I just caaaaaaaaaant!!