Night at the Museum is here with another of its sequel and this one has taken a complete u-turn on the storyline. The movie when first released in 2006 has been a blockbuster hit and still continues to produce more sequels given the public’s interest. Along with the thrilling plot and Ben Stiller’s comedy, the main attraction of the movie is the historical figures that are seen to come alive in the film. Thanks to the make-up artists of course, the movie is unique for its several legendary character’s appearance such as Teddy Roosevelt, Octavius, Jedediah, Laa the Caveman, Sacajawea, Attila the Hun and many more.
In the sequel Night at the Museum : Secret at The Tomb , Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) who is still the museum’s night guard is seen to prepare for grand opening of a planetarium at the museum. During the opening however, things start going horribly wrong. All the museum’s stuffed animals and historical figures start coming alive unexpectedly in front of the visitors. While the visitors scream and escape in fright, disappointed Larry searches for a clue for the reason behind the mess. Larry finds out the mess was due to the eroded magical gold tablet, parts of which were falling off. If the tablet eroded off entirely it would mean the characters in museum would never come alive again and Larry would lose his friends forever. In order to save his friends from the doom and to repair the tablet, Larry sets off to London with his teenage son Nick.
Apart from Ben Stiller’s hilarious dialogues, a fun introduction of many historical characters and the movies’ clean comedy, the film also touches on important themes of friendship, fatherhood, and loyalty. The friendship between father and son as imposed by Larry and Nick has reflected one of its rarest kinds. Larry in the film is seen to treat his teenage son as an adult individual rather that belittling him and his desires, and this made Nick honour and respect his father even more.
The tasteful humour and portrayal of family and friends relationships has made the sequel more than just a sequel. The thrill and adventure of the movie has remained just as exciting as before, or may be a little more. Needless to say, it is the perfect kind of family movie to catch at theatre with your family and is ongoing at Blockbuster Cinemas at Jamuna Future Park every day, except Wednesday, at 12.30 pm.