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Very un-funny comedy with some good ideas that have been poorly executed. Random and pointless storyline involving the brilliant Dick van Dyke as an evil ex-security guard that doesn't really go anywhere. Ben Stiller is extremely annoying and he has a terrible habit of bursting into hyper-active fits whenever he tries to be funny. Ricky Gervais is worse. I don't know why people find him funny and I'm sure the Americans with their lust for loud slapstick/toilet humour will not know what to make of him. His method seems to be to forget the script and attempt to ad-lib, but in very tiresome fashion. Scenes are overly long and drawn out. The only decent scenes involve cameo's from Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson as a bickering Roman General and Cowboy (respectively). This is a very lacklustre film that never really gets going in all of it's 90minute run time.
Though Night at the Museum may not quite make the most out of its admittedly interesting premise, the performances of its cast with Robin Williams and an uncredited Owen Wilson managing to steal the show during their screen time and its charm as it focuses on a father wanting to be a hero in his son's eyes help elevate the film above its occasionally cheesy humour.
One thing Night At The Museum doesn't fail to do is entertain and - while it plows through many genre clichés and general predictability - we find ourselves rooting for Ben Stiller and, all in all, coming out of it having enjoyed ourselves. It has nothing special, but it certainly isn't bad. Verdict: B
Night at the Museum is brilliant. A movie about a museum coming to life at night is brilliant. This movie has some amazing actors and they do a great job portraying this film. Amazing!!! I would very much suggest this movie.