Night at the Museum Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Kim Raver, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke

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    In Night At the Museum, Larry Daley (Played by Ben Stiller) is a struggling father, who gets a new job as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History. Soon after being hired, Larry finds that everything in the museum comes to life at night because of a stone, that had an ancient curse put on it.
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    On his first night, Larry can't control anything in the museum, so Theodore Roosevelt helps him. Night, after night Larry gets better and better, but he must remember that if the sun rises when an object from the museum is outside, that object will turn to dust. Although Larry embarrasses his son, several times through to course of the movie, he manages to pull through.
The review of this Movie prepared by Zachary Dvorak

Larry is a failure he can't keep any job for long, he is divorced and have a son named Nick. Larry fears that his son is getting close to his successful stepfather. After getting fired he takes the job at a museum as a guard.

The museum has magical powers it comes alive at night which soon he finds out he take his kid to work to show him that the wax statues comes alive at night. At first he thinks that his dad has completely lost it but soon he realize that he is right about the museum.

Together they fight the three evil former night guards and they both where also able to increase the number of people coming to visit the museum. Larry's boss fires him but he was rehired after the media coverage and increased tickets sales.
The review of this Movie prepared by Naila

    Security is not only a boring and demeaning job. But somebody's got to do it and in this movie that someone is Ben Stiller plays the role of a good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley, a dad who takes a job at the museum as the night watchman. At that museum the exhibits come to life at night. Everything from dinosaurs to dioramas animates and starts chewing on the scenery, either metaphorically.

    Along with Ben Stiller other high-caliber comedic talent includes Ricky Gervais, who played the role as the uptight, malapropistic curator; Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan as turf-warring miniatures; and Bill Cobbs, Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney as the trio of young-at-heart guards in a rush to retire.

    Larry thinks that he's destined for something big, despite being perpetually down on his luck. But even he could never have imagined how big after accepting a job that appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift security guard at a museum of natural history.

    During Larry's watch at the museum strange things starts to happen Mayans, Roman Gladiators, and also cowboys come out from their diorama to wage epic battles. A Neanderthal burns down his own display. While everything goes out of hand a T-Rex reminds everyone why he's fiercest predator in history.

    In this total chaos the only person Larry can turn to for help is a wax figure of President Teddy Roosevelt came to life. At the end of the movie Larry stop a nefarious plot, harness the bedlam, and he somehow manages to save the museum.

    This is a story of a good-hearted but bumbling security guard at the Museum of Natural History accidentally trips an ancient curse, causing the animals on display to come to life and causing havoc in the city. The concept behind this movie is very interesting. The movie is rated PG for mild action, language and brief rude humor.

The review of this Movie prepared by Faiza Iqtidar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   cutesy inanimate objects

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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