Night at the Museum (2006)

“Anything’s possible Lawrence. If it can be dreamed, it can be done. Hence the twenty-foot jackal staring right at you.” – Teddy Roosevelt

Number of Times Seen – Twice (8 Jan 2007 and 15 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – An aspiring inventor finds a temporary job as a night watchman at the Museum of Natural History and is amazed when he finds out about a magical spell that animates all of the exhibits at night.

My Take on it – Great concept that works so well due to the toe of the film.

The special effects help complement things so much and make all of these newly animated creatures/people seem so realistic the whole way through.

The story is filled with lots of energy and Ben Stiller was perfectly cast in the lead role.

The plot doesn’t take itself entirely serious and that helps things toe the line between being a comedy or something much more serious.

The supporting cast is also great here and help add a level of sophistication to everything that transpires here.

Robin Williams stands out as Teddy Roosevelt and outshines everyone else when he is in scenes.

Love the way that this film integrates people and objects from varying eras in history so seamlessly

The two sequels are fine, but once again, Hollywood tried to unsuccessfully recreate the magic of this film because it feels so original and unique here and it might have been better off as a stand alone story.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Larry’s inability to remember Christopher Columbus’ name is a wink and a nod to producer Chris Columbus. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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