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Rated PG · 105 minutes · 2009

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Once again, a great premise and a funny star are rendered flaccid by poor execution. Too bad Ben Stiller didn’t use some of his star power to get Shawn Levy (who also directed the first film) removed from this project. Stiller returns as Larry, now a successful inventor who has moved on from his museum job. When he hears that the exhibit from his old gig is being shipped off to storage at the Smithsonian, he flies into action to save his friends. Amy Adams appears as a super-hot Amelia Earhart, and Owen Wilson, Robin Williams and Steve Coogan return to their poorly written roles. Many of the jokes fall flat, and Stiller looks like he’s having a terrible time. Kudos to the wardrobe department regarding Adams’ tight pants, but that’s as far as I’m taking the flattery.
Official Site: www.nightatthemuseummovie.com
Director: Shawn Levy
Producer: Shawn Levy, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Thomas M. Hammel, Josh McLaglen and Mark Radcliffe
Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest, Alain Chabat, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Bill Hader, Mizuo Peck, Jon Bernthal, Patrick Gallagher, Jake Cherry, Rami Malek and Craig Robinson

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Portland Mercury Your Kids Won't Learn a Damn Thing! Surprise! Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian isn't entirely shitty. by Ned Lannamann 05/21/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Do not touch Frustrating Ben Stiller hilarity, part two. by MaryAnn Johanson 05/21/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Dance Flick; Gigantic; Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and more. 05/21/2009
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The Coast Halifax Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Part two, Battle of the Smithsonian, the abysmal sequel to the already lugubrious Night at the Museum. by Hillary Titley 05/28/2009

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