Night At The Museum
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: A directionless dad decides it is finally time to find a steady job in effort to gain respect from his son.
Brigette: A man has to learn how to manage a museum that comes to life at night.
Morgan: A man who becomes the night-guard at the Museum of Natural History soon finds out that all the exhibits come to life at night.
Gable: A man is hired as the night watchman at a museum but he wasn’t told that the exhibits came to life during his shift!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Larry Daley because he eventually finds the courage he needed to finish the job.
Brigette: Larry because he was dedicated to his family.
Morgan: Teddy Roosevelt because he was wise.
Gable: Larry because he learned how to handle things even though, at first, he thought he couldn’t.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Cecil but I can’t tell you why without spoiling it for you.
Brigette: Nick because he was too easily influenced by others.
Gable: Dr. McPhee because he was annoying and too serious.
How was the casting?
Pete: Lots of brilliant comedic actors of all ages.
Brigette: It was as if this role was written specifically for Ben Stiller.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: Immediate attention grabber that kept my interest throughout, even though this was not the first time I’ve seen this film.
Brigette: The little divorced family backstory is a bit of a bummer at the start, but it quickly gets more exciting and uplifting.
Morgan: It grabbed me almost immediately and I found this film very intense and entertaining.
Gable: At first it sounded lame, but I actually really enjoyed it. It had a good message and a good plot line and also it had many intense parts.
Pete: “You gotta stop fighting…North wins…slavery is bad…sorry…don’t want to burst your bubble but South, you guys get the Allman Brothers…and…Nascar.” – Larry
Brigette: “Control your young!” – Dr. McPhee
Morgan: “Nothing is impossible. If it can be dreamed it can be done.” –Teddy Roosevelt
Gable: “Some men are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them.” – Teddy Roosevelt
How was the soundtrack?
Brigette: It was scored by Alan Silvestri and you can preview it here. We’ve put the rest of the music from the film on Grooveshark.
Would you watch it again?
Brigette: This was actually my second time watching this and it was just as entertaining as the first time.
How does the film compare to the book?
Brigette: It is based on Milan Trenc’s picture book of the same name, but I have yet to read it. As much as I enjoyed the film, I have a real problem with taking a picture book aimed at very small children and making a film version that is aimed at much older children.
Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?
Brigette: Pete and I have seen Night At The Museum 2, but we plan to watch it again with the girls as well as the third film which is due out at the end of this year.
How was the ending?
Pete: Predictable but uplifting.
Brigette: A little too perfect for my liking and left a few unanswered questions.
Morgan: Good. I can’t wait for Night at the Museum 2 and 3!
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Read the instructions.
Brigette: Don’t give up too easily.
Morgan: Work together to save the day.
Gable: Never give up because when you give up you miss out on opportunities that you can either learn from or immensely enjoy.
Did you learn anything?
Pete: Some American history.
Brigette: The film is peppered with historical tidbits.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who enjoys a good laugh and fans of Teddy Roosevelt.
Brigette: Families who like comedies; it has something for the kids and the parents.
Morgan: Those who are interested in history/action and I would also recommend it to most children.
Gable: People who think history is pointless or people who never enjoy a trip to the museum.
Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Sacajawea Won’t Eat Her Cereal
Craft/Activity: Visit the American Museum of Natural History.
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Yeastie Boys’ Rex Attitude
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Which place would you most like to spend the night at after closing time?