Review of “Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian” (2009)

The items at the Museum of Natural History in NYC are being packed away to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Meanwhile, night guard, Larry Daley, is promoting a product to a live audience.

Not long after, though, the cowboy figurine, Jedediah, calls Larry to tell him that Dexter the monkey has taken the tablet with him. Larry is then whisked away to Washington D.C. for the museum figures.

He disguises himself as a night guard to stop the danger that is about to happen But the enchanted tablet brings the things in the Smithsonian to life, including a villainous Egyptian Pharoah named Kahmunrah. He plans to conquer the world.

During his mission, Larry also encounters Amelia Earhart. They work together to stop Kahmunrah from putting everyone in peril.

Like the first and third films, this movie had great humor. One of the funniest moments was when the other bad guys on Kahmunrah’s side asked about his “dress,” which it wasn’t. It was a tunic.

I also laugh at when another person asked if he and everyone had to wear that, too.

Another amazing aspect was when Oscar the grouch and Darth Vader tried to convince Ahkmenrah that they could be bad, but Ahkmenrah calmly turned them away.

There was also a clever twist where Sacagawea made a point about how alerting the dark side about their attack could endanger them. So, when the time came, the good guys yelled, “We are not going to attack right… now!”

Let’s not forget about the thinker and when he went “Fire power,” while developing strong feelings for a nearby female statue. Amelia Earhart wanted leadership and helped Larry a lot. I found that to be fantastic since it was quite unique.

That being said, when Larry told his son, Nick, about her, his reaction was a little too casual. He asked in a neutral way, “You found Amelia Earhart?” 

Aside from that, though, everything else ruled. The Einstein figurines and their little song as well as their advanced knowledge cracked me up.

The review ends here. I rate this film 5 out of 5 stars.

Published by Sunayna Prasad

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