There’s nothing better than winding up a film franchise by topping what you’ve given its fans to date. That’s exactly what Director Shawn Levy has done with Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
As is the case with most other franchises, you don’t have had to see either of the first two films to enjoy this one. The story is simple. The characters on display at the museum come to life after closing hours due to the magic of an Egyptian tablet.
But, in this story, the tablet is corroding and the magic may disappear, forever. Night Guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) has to figure out how to get the tablet and its keeper (Rami Malek) to the London Museum where the Pharaoh (Ben Kingsley) holds the secret to reviving the tablet’s power.
There are so many funny, touching and clever scenes and with great characters, you’d have to be a real Grinch not to have an enjoyable film experience, whether you’re 8 or 80+.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb gets a 4+ and Robin Williams ends his career with a perfect 5.