The movie starts with a flashback of Western and Arab men. There is also a little boy named CJ. CJ’s father forces him to go somewhere and wait, but CJ ends up falling into something. He discovers the tablet, which brings the museum figures to life.
Fast forward to the present, and Larry Daley is presenting the figures at a formal event. However, the figures get out of control and the people panic.
The next day, Larry gives the figures a lecture about their behavior. Not long after, he and his son, Nick, are whisked away to London to get the tablet fixed. They meet new figures, including Lancelot, who seems caring to Nick about his values. But things get out of hand again.
This movie was very funny as usual, as are characters. I especially love the scene where the little cowboy and Roman gladiator figurines are watching a cat video on YouTube and they use a special ancient machine to write a comment. The scene where the caveman eats the packing peanuts was also hilarious, and Larry has to yell, “That’s not food!” LOL!
Of course, like every creative work, this film does have some flaws, such as the “kid holding a party while his or her parents are out and gets in trouble when they come home” cliché. Not to mention that it really isn’t believable, especially with characters who are minors.
No parent would ever allow their underage children to go to an unsupervised party. So, Nick wouldn’t have had the unsupervised party if this were more credible.
Another moment in this film that isn’t believable is when Lancelot, a temporary-living museum figure, runs onto a stage in a theater where Camelot is being performed. The actors are like, “Can I help you?” and explaining to Lancelot that they are just actors.
This isn’t the best example for anyone to follow, nor could the actors react they ways the ones in this movie did. Running on stage during a show performance in real life would get you arrested, even if you just stand there and say nothing. The actors would’ve yelled at Lancelot to get off the stage, security would’ve taken him away, and then the cops would’ve arrested him. But that couldn’t happen, because—plot convenience.
Nevertheless, I very much enjoyed the film. I have been a huge fan of the Night at the Museum franchise since the first film was released in 2006.
As much as I love this movie, though, this was also Robin Williams’s last film before he died. He didn’t even live to see it released.
I rate Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb 5 out of 5 stars.