I love museum because I'm a history geek. But sometimes whenever I went there, I always imagine that the wax figures there always coming alive! Well, apparently this movie feed us with that imagination 'cause it happened! Unfortunately, I wasn't very thrill about it.
Larry (Ben Stiller) is a divorced father, and he is jobless. In order to prove to his son, Nick (Jake Cherry) that he is a responsible father, he is taking a grave-yard shift job as a nightguard in The Museum of Natural History. The previous guards of Cecil (Dick Van Dyke), Gus (Mickey Rooney), and Reginald (Bill Cobbs) gives him a list for him just in case the figures in the museum are coming alive. In chaos, he is being helped by the wax figure of Theodore Roosevelt (Robin Williams).
Too bad the movie is not entertaining enough to keep me yawning and looking at my watch. I found out that "Jumanji" and "Toy Story"were more entertaining and more scarier and funnier. But this movie doesn't have that funny bone...instead, it has a T-Rex bone. Yeah, I made an unfunny joke there. I was expecting a funny movie from Frat Packers like "Old School" or "Starsky & Hutch" movies but those are for adults, so I think this falls into a family movie category. What can I say? It does have giggle moments, but not enough to make a laughable comedy. The only entertaining stuff are coming from the cameos like Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Carla Gugino, Paul Rudd and many more. Ricky Gervaisis the only thing that saved the movie, because he's funny. What can I expect from a guy who directed "The Pink Panther Movie"?! Grrrr..
I'm not trying to be a prick here and give you a spoiler, but there is a certain storyline that I really hate regarding the legends of Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney when they turned into something I really despise... I mean, come on! They were my favorite actors when I was a kid, so putting them into this position seems like an insult. Overall, the movie was exactly what the trailer reveals and very little more. A false sense of hurray and hoopla is forced out onto the viewer. This is common with a lot of other Hollywood movies. The problem with this movie is that the euphoria is too forced. It isn't inspired by the writing or the plot. The comedy is also lacking, with laughs quite sparing, only with unsubtle innuendo. The comedy is the driving force with the lack of magical spark, the laughs aren't often nor very strong. With a ensemble cast of comedian actors, it's disappointing in that regard.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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