Can the franchise survive a third outing? Can the writers eke out a decent story after two successful films? And will any new characters help or hinder the movie. We had a sneak preview of the movie this weekend to find out...
The makers of Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb have managed to quell our fears with this latest outing, which is action-packed almost from the off – always a good thing in my eight-year-old reviewer’s book.
Favourites returning include Ben Stiller as night guard Larry Daley, the late great Robin Williams in his last movie as Teddy Roosevelt and Steve Coogan as Roman Octavius.
This time though, the museum’s favourite characters head to London (hoorah!) and the British Museum, where they will battle to find out the secret of the tablet that creates the magic that allows them to come to life every night, before it loses its powers completely.
In London they meet Tilly the night guard, comically played by Rebel Wilson, and Sir Lancelot – who has noble intentions but basically gets in the way of the mission. And they get to take a ride on a London bus (above).
Of course when they take the tablet to the British Museum, the exhibits come to life – with comic results.
Well timed to come out just as the school holidays start, this really is a great film for the whole family this holidays. And with Paddington also just released, London is really at the heart of the movie world this season.
And if you have a reluctant museum-goer in the family, this might just be the time to persuade them to take a trip to the British Museum. If you’re heading to London for the day, make it a movie double by following the Paddington Trail too.
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