Night at the Museum - Review

Surely we all remember the one and only Robin Williams. It's exactly 2 years since he passed away and we felt it was important for us to honour such a legend by doing a review on one of his movies at this point. We rewind back to 10 years ago when we were introduced to the first installment of the American fantasy-comedy film Night at the Museum which of course starred Robin Williams along side Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. The film which was based on the 1993 children's book of the same name by Milan Trenc and was directed by Shawn Levy. The movie had a budget of $110 million and was released on 22 December 2006 going on to gross over $574.5 million in the box office.

It follows a divorced father (Ben Stiller) trying all his best to settle down in order to impress his son and find his true calling. He applies for a job as a night watchman at New York's American Museum of Natural History and in turn finds out that the exhibits, animated by a magical Egyptian artifact, come to life at night.
The movie received several nominations for different awards including the 2007 Teen Choice Awards and the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Based on 131 reviews the film had received a 44% rating on rotten tomatoes. On April 2, 2007, the film was released on a 2-Disc DVD edition with the Blu-ray format coming a few weeks later. Following the movie's success, a sequel titled Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian was released on May 22, 2009 in North America. The third and final installment, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, was released on December 19, 2014 in North America.
~ Written by Tanaka Musanhi
Picture © 20th Century Fox
Text © Tanaka Musanhi