The original Night at the museum, starring Ben Stiller, was released in December 2006. It was movie that my entire family was able to see together, and oddly enough, one that we all agreed was good. Besides Ben Stiller, other popular actors included Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke, and Mickey Rooney. The movie was filled with excitement, comedy and lots of action. There was nothing inappropriate that my children couldn’t see, and it was entertaining enough to keep all of us interested in the film, despite a run time of 108 minutes.
News that Night at the museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, is set to be released in May 2009, has me hoping that the sequel will be just as good, if not better, as the original. The cast will include several familiar faces, as well as a few new ones. Ben Stiller will be returning as Larry Daley, a night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, who discovers everything comes alive inside the museum at night. In the sequel, however, Daley is now working at the Smithsonian Institute.
The Internet Database Movie Database reveals the plot to the sequel. As reported by the IMDb, “Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan), who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.”
Characters that will be returning from the original movie include:
Owen Wilson as cowboy Jedediah
Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt.
Dick Van Dyke as Cecil.
Steve Coogan as Octavius.
New characters that will be appearing in the sequel include:
Hank Azaria as Egyptian pharaoh, Ka Mun Rah.
Jonah Hill as the Smithsonian Security Guard.
Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart.
Christopher Guest as Ivan The Terrible.
Alain Chabat as Napoleon.
Will the sequel live up to the original Night at the museum? It’s hard to say. However, I just finished viewing the trailer to the new movie, and I’d have to say that it looks just as entertaining as the original. If you’d like to view the trailer to Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian, and judge for yourself, CLICK HERE.
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