First, very fitting tributes to Robin Williams and Mickey Rooney, two greats of the silver screen and the grey screen. May they rest in eternal power and may others come to appreciate all they put into their art as I do! The Magic NEVER Ends!
This is actually my favourite of the Night At The Museum series because it brings the magic in such way that it’s constant throughout the film but it doesn’t take away from the dialogue and the message behind it all. So here we go.
The connection between Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) and Nick Daley (Skylar Gisondo)!!! These two do a fantastic job of taking the typical connection between a Father and his teenage son and making it, well, ATYPICAL. Their banter is solid and genuinely believable and enjoyable!
I love the supporting cast in this film including the monkey!!! Teddy, Akmenrah, Atillia, Sacajawea, Ovtavious, Jeddediah and more?!?! Absolute fun on the run!!! Even a welcome addition in Rebel Wilson who brings her own brand of humour and realism!!!
The effects?!?! You literally feel like you can reach out and touch them! Why they didn’t bring this film out in 3D I will never know. The journey they take through the British Museum, is such a master class in realism and history, it’s well worth the price of admission for that section alone!
What Does Not Work:
Honestly? NOTHING. I think if you go into this film with the expectation that it’s just a fun, family oriented film, as well as one of Robin Williams and Mickey Rooney’s last films, you really will enjoy yourself. The MAGIC NEVER ENDS.
Joyll Cambridge hails from Manchester, United Kingdom and currently lives in New York, New York. She loves all things movies, fitness and swirling. To read Joyll’s personal blog at The Humanist Exec, click here.
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