Monday 8 June 2009

Movie: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Have you watched the first "Night at the Museum"back in 2006? I really like the first one as it gave me all new sensation about the boring museum. It is the truth that I hardly like visiting museum, and I don't find anything in it that can interest me for more than 5 minutes -- I was a come-and-goer, but if a museum could really become so alive like this one! It would be awesomely fun!

In the first movie, Ben Stiller couldn't find a decent job and had to settle for a night security guard position at the Museum of Natural History. The inexperienced watchman witnessed the chaos  of his lifetime, that the exhibits came to life after sun set. Characters who interested me most were Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Dexter (Crystal the monkey), Jedediah Smith (Owen Wilson), Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck).

In the sequel of this movie, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) started off as a successful CEO of his own company, but at the same time had lost his direction in life. In search for his direction once again, he received a news that his old friends, together with the Egyptian Gold Plate, in the Museum of Natural History were to be moved to the federal storage at the famous Washington Museums while the former was being renovated.  New characters like Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams) , Napolean (Alain Chabat), Kah Mun Rah (Hank Azaria)  and the cute Cookie Monster from Seasame Street. However, due to the long list of characters, some of the prominent ones' roles had to be trimmed down which was rather sad for the fans. But overall, there were more to see, better actions and better computer graphics. 

I like the injection of the love line for Larry and Amelia -- a little love makes the whole a better place, and I favour the catchy arguments between Larry and Kah Mun Rah, lots of quotes from there! So overall, this is a movie to watch this Summer and it is one I would get for my blu-ray disc list (despite the fact that I still don't have a blu-ray player!!!Waiting for PS3 to cut price.)

The only thing that I hate is the cupids singing lame songs. Why would they be singing rap or Titanic theme songs?!!!!

PS: Do also check out the movie clips of Ben Stiller winning the MTV Generation Award at the bottom of this entry.

My favourite quotes:
Larry Daley: I'm sorry. Last time I checked, I thought we lived in a free country. So... 
Brandon: No, we don't. 
Larry Daley: No? 
Brandon: It's the United States of "Don't Touch That Thing Right in Front of You."

Kah Mun Rah: [dramatically] I have come back to life! 
Larry Daley: No, I heard that. I got that. Welcome back. 

Kah Mun Rah: [Confronting Vader] 
Kah Mun Rah: Is that you breathing? Because I can't hear myself think! There's too much going on here; you're asthmatic, you're a robot. And why the cape? Are we going to the opera? I don't think so.

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