Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Reviews
July 29, 2010
In this film - a suitable resuscitation of the core concept. It's a film best with blockbuster displays of exaggerated mayhem, not doling out cutesy, stream-of-consciousness giggles. Here's to hoping that the inevitable third installment will lean more toward rousing institutional excitement instead of further enabling an exhausting game of verbal Twister.
November 20, 2014
Loaded with cheesy jokes equally funny to "Why did the chicken cross the road".
November 17, 2014
Making all the mistakes of a sequel, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian goes too far and becomes a big dumb mess. The adventure continues as New York's museum exhibits are shipped to the Smithsonian, where Kahmunrah is brought to life and attempts to use the magic tablet to open the Gate of the Underworld, but Larry Daley comes to the rescue when his friends call for help. Most of the original cast return and are joined by Amy Adams, Hank Azaria, and Bill Hader. Unfortunately going bigger with museum pieces coming to life just makes the film seem that much more ridiculous and harder to go with. The same goes for the characters, there are too many and they're too diverse: from Kahmunrah to Gen. Custer to Einstein. Still, this creates the opportunity for a lot of mismatched comedy bits that deliver some good laughs. While it has some entertaining moments, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is just too busy and chaotic.
November 2, 2014
A much better movie than its predecessor that brings all the great stuff from the first and adds even more! With an even better story than the last one, it's going to be hard to go back to the original after viewing this!
October 12, 2014
Despite a star studded cast the sequel is every bit as lacklustre as the first installment.
September 14, 2014
A pretty sloppy mess that lacks both the humor and Ben Stiller's quirkiness of the first one.
September 15, 2014
Would rather have spent 90 minutes watching grass grow to the soundtrack of a neighbouring burglar alarm, than to have subjected myself to this film. Half a star.
February 25, 2010
(First and only viewing - In my mid-twenties)
December 5, 2013
these movies are fun, not to be taken seriously, excellent special effects. And Amy Adams was excellent.
August 15, 2014
Much better than the first one. Actually had more comedy elements this time, a more interesting story, and even more colorful characters to make for an overall better production.
August 11, 2014
An exciting and hilarious sequel that could've been 4.5 if not for Amy Adams.
August 11, 2014
The idea is endearing. But that's it.
June 20, 2009
almost as good as the first one :)
September 22, 2013
From when I first saw it when I was a kid to now, I still think this movie is boring, predictable, poorly scripted, and terrible plotting.
August 6, 2014
One wonders if director Shawn Levy was more interested in cramming special effects into the movie than creating actual comedy but you can marvel at the movie's cheerful idiocy, which seems definitive -- even though the summer season has just begun -- and at the efficiency with which the filmmakers have dumbed down a dumb premise of proven success. It is a slight shame that the CGI overtakes the movie, while some of the great comic talents come second, that's not to say they aren't good because sometimes, they have their moments and can be the highlight. The script seems rushed and was more worried about scenes than actual dialog, which does become cheesy and strangle funny, even i it is a few times. I will admit though, that this is better than the first film and you notice the improvements but it is still a one-joke premise. I liked it and would probably watch this more than the first as it is slightly glossier than the first.
June 6, 2009
About 50% of the jokes are lame but compared to most other family movies like "Madagascar", this is Citizen Kane.
July 22, 2014
Night at the Museum 2 has more characters and more special effects, but it is also dull at times, derivative, and joyless. Kids may enjoy the slapstick element, but adults will be bored to death. It is an unnecessary sequel.
July 23, 2011
I imagine that, like most sequels, this pales in comparison to the first movie, which I have not seen. On its own, it is good enough - some funny moments.
July 9, 2014
This second instalment has its moments including new faces and old but just gets by on its own
July 7, 2014
only watch it if you've seen the first one.