Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: Former security guard, Larry Daley, must work out a way to save his museum friends after discovering that they are all being archived.
Brigette: When the museum sends the displays to long term storage at The Smithsonian, Larry must find a way to save them.
Morgan: When most of the exhibits from the Museum of Natural History are shipped to the Smithsonian Museum, can night-guard Larry Daley save the day?
Gable: Larry Daley travels to the Smithsonian Museum to save all his museum friends and create history themselves.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Amelia Earhart because of sense of adventure.
Brigette: Jedediah because he never lost hope and was an excellent friend.
Morgan: Yet again, my favorite character would have to be Teddy Roosevelt because he gave the best advice.
Gable: Amelia Earhart because she was fun and care free and also because I could relate to her adventure-loving nature.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Ivan The Terrible because he was Ivan The Terrible.
Gable: Kahmunrah because he was greedy, although almost every time he opened his mouth, it was hilarious because of his lisp and his choice of words.
How was the casting?
Pete: Fantastic, I really enjoy watching any of Amy Adams’ performances and I loved Jonah Hill’s cameo as Brundan.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: Grabbed me from the start and it didn’t waste anytime getting stuck into the action. Some of the special effects were amazing.
Brigette: The beginning of this film was similar to the first one in that it had a lame little backstory that you had to get through before you got to the good stuff, but it’s definitely worth the wait.
Morgan: It grabbed me immediately and all the action and humor had me the entire way through.
Gable: The beginning was touching and I was very eager to find out what happened next. The rest of the film was intense but also funny, which I enjoy in anything I watch.
Pete: “I ride on the back of nature’s most fearsome creature. I ride…THE SQUIRREL!!!” – Octavius
Brigette: “And who knows, sometimes the greatest change brings about even greater opportunity.” – Teddy Roosevelt
Morgan: “Would you please not look dramatically off into the middle distance?” – Larry
Gable: “I don’t know; did they run out of interesting jokes at the interesting joke store you shop at?” – Brundon
How was the soundtrack?
Brigette: It was once again scored by Alan Silvestri and you can preview it here. We’ve put the most of the rest of the music from the film on Grooveshark. And if you’re a Jonas Brothers fan, here’s a little treat just for you.
Would you watch it again?
Brigette: This was actually my second time watching this and it was just as entertaining as the first time.
Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?
Brigette: We’ve seen Night At The Museum and are looking forward to Night At The Museum 3: Secret Of The Tomb due out later this year.
Morgan: I have seen “Night At The Museum” but I much preferred this one over the first one!
Gable: This one was much more intense than the first one in the series. I hear a third one is coming out this year. I’m always glad when I hear there is one more book or film in a series I like.
How was the ending?
Pete: I truly enjoyed the little sub-plot ending just after the credits start rolling.
Brigette: Happy without being sappy.
Morgan: Definitely open for a third film.
Gable: It was a happy ending but slightly predictable. I really want to see how they make a third one out of it.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Love your work and live in the moment.
Brigette: Do what makes you happy, not just what makes you money.
Morgan: Do things you like to do, that way, life is more enjoyable.
Gable: Things happen in life that we never really notice because life itself has too much going on all at once that you have no time to deal with these smaller better things.
Did you learn anything?
Pete: A little about some of the historical figures.
Brigette: The film is peppered with historical tidbits.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete & Gable: Anyone who enjoyed ‘Night At The Museum’.
Brigette: People who think history is boring.
Morgan: Those who are fans of the first film and anyone interested in history.
Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Oscar The Grouch Won’t Eat His Cereal
Craft/Activity: Visit the Smithsonian.
Artwork: Crying Girl by Roy Lichtenstein
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Dogfish Head’s Ta Henket Ancient Ale (based on ingredients and traditions plucked from Egyptian hieroglyphics)
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Tell us about a time when rescuing someone else actually ended up saving you.