Night at the Museum Reviews
Really young kids may like the noise and chaos of the movie, but the real museum on Central Park West has its own 'A Night at the Museum' program that sounds a lot better.
The special effects are a blast. The T-Rex skeleton looks authentic as it clatters down the hallway after a terrified Larry. But even better is the remarkable, star-studded ensemble.
Though far less ambitious than Jurassic Park, Night at the Museum is also far less terrifying than Jumanji. It is happy where it is, and the audience I saw it with seemed to appreciate that.
Night at the Museum is a high-concept comedy that skimps on things such as plot and character development but holds nothing back when it comes to high-energy silliness. In other words, it's vintage Ben Stiller in his wacky mode.
The special effects are far more inspired than the comedy in Night at the Museum, which strands several generations of performers in a highly derivative script and hackneyed direction.