Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Reviews

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May 22, 2009
Maybe not as fresh and unique as the first one, the sequel has enough laugh-out-loud moments to enjoy.
May 22, 2009
It seems that the actors got together for this film just to have some fun, interacting with one another in an overblown SNL sketch with plenty of special effects.
May 22, 2009
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, is breezier than the first Museum, at least to me, which means in three years I'll be revising my opinion downward.
May 22, 2009
Azaria pretty much steals the show.
May 22, 2009
Battle of the Smithsonian is far from art, but there's plenty of art in it, and for parents seeking a reasonable afternoon's entertainment for the kids, that's recommendation enough.
May 22, 2009
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian throws everything -- history, high jinks, lots of famous faces in supporting roles -- at the museum walls to see what sticks. Happily, much of it does.
May 22, 2009
If you aren't enchanted and a little thrilled by the sequel's setting -- well, you probably hate puppies and sunshine, too.
May 22, 2009
Smithsonian whips itself into a kind of frenzied exhilaration that's both fun and funny.
May 22, 2009
Pleasant, innocuous and intermittently thrilling family entertainment.
May 22, 2009
The film offers enough ingenious touches and playful humor that the less-inspired elements hit with a screech.
May 22, 2009
Fun, fast-paced sequel is more upbeat than the original.
May 22, 2009
The Godfather Part II of family-oriented, museum-based CGI spectacles.
May 22, 2009
Battle of the Smithsonian is packed with odd characters, eccentric arguments and ornate special effects, and while it's never transcendently funny enough to be seriously impressive, it is chock full of family-friendly giggles.
May 22, 2009
The sense of wonder the movie engenders is palpable, and anything that makes museums look cool (which this movie does, in spades) deserves a vote of thanks from civilization as a whole.
May 22, 2009
This is a funnier and more coherent slice of kids' entertainment.
May 22, 2009
Fine in the 'rather more than adequate' rather than 'really rather wonderful' sense.
May 22, 2009
Unlike most sequels, this "bigger, busier" strategy pays off, resulting in a romp that's as affable as it is inventive.
May 22, 2009
Upstaging its predecessor with colorful new characters and energy the kids will love.
May 22, 2009
The Toy Story-esque plot could be written on the femur of dormouse and some scenes still lean towards inanity. But, in the main, this is a funnier and more coherent slice of kids' entertainment.
May 22, 2009
Kids are well served with slapstick hi-jinks and mild peril but there are too few laugh out loud moments to keep adults entertained.
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