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Friday, December 11, 2009

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Blu-Ray Review

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Blu-Ray Review

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Synopsis: History is larger than life—and twice as funny—in this monumental comedy sequel that’s “better than the original” (At the Movies)! Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast (including Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria and Robin Williams) as Larry Daley, a former night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, where the exhibits come to life after dark. But now Larry’s nocturnal friends are being retired to the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, luring him back for a hilarious, all-out battle against museum misfits who plan to take over the Smithsonian...and the world!

Review: I remember when I took my family to see the first Night at the Museum.  I figured that it was going to be a rather dull and cliche kids movie.  And while it did employ some predictable elements, I had no idea that it was going to be so much fun.  Therefore, I was really looking forward to seeing the sequel.  Does it stack up to the first?  Read on...

The magical stone that brings all of the museum characters to life is being transferred to the Smithsonian museum and Ben Stiller needs to return to rescue it.  On the way we meet some new characters, most notably an evil pharoh played by Hank Azaria.  Azaria rescues this film with his fantastic comedic timing and whit.

The transfer on the blu-ray is flawless.  The high-definition graphics really help to move along the action sequences and I won't lie..I'm spoiled.  I want to see everything in HD now, so the blu-ray is the only way to go.  Plus, this one comes packed with the DVD and a digital copy for the iPod, so how can you really go wrong?

This film could easily have been horrible and deserving of a direct to DVD status.  While it doesn't exactly break down any cinematic barriers, it definately succeeds in being a pleasing and enjoyable film.  I have to highly recommend it to anyone with kids.  A great Xmas gift.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars