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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

​​Headed out early this afternoon to catch a mantinee of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. I've seen both the previous two movies and I have to say that this one is better than the second Battle at the Smithsonian and I wouldn't go as far as saying it's better than the first though.

This time Larry, Akhmenrah, Teddy, Octavius, Jedediah, Sacajawea, Atila and everone's favourite monkey
Dexter head across the pond to the Britsh Museum to save the Tablet of Ahkmenrah before it's magic disappears forever.

It certainly has the lovely Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) to pretty it up as Sir Lancelot, even Octavius and Jedediah agree on this in the film but more could have been done with his character. The addition of Laaa does take away some of the credibility - the character isn't funny at least to me. Other new characters are Tilly, Merenkahre and his wife along with old returning ones Cecil, Gus, and Reginald the former night guards. There are lots of funny and very silly moments (ask the kids two rows behind us) to take away the tinge of sadness that taints what is probably the final installment of the franchise especially as it's one Robin Williams last films. Despite Lancelot being one of the bright new additions we may not see any of these characters again if this truly is the end of the films which is sad really. There were two specific moments that I literally cried as well as moments I cheered. The most surprising thing is the Hugh Jackman makes a cameo appearance as himself. That threw me for a huge loop as I hadn't heard he was in it and that's a rather big secret for movie to keep under wraps so well. The ending is satisfying if this is the end and also allows the studio to make spn offs with old and new characters if they wanted to (athough in my opinion it just wouldn't be the same but you'd have to see the movie and the ending to really get the point). Lots of fun so I absolutely want to see it again. The Blu-ray can't get here soon enough!
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