Night at the MuseumDirector: Shawn Levy
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The new night watchman at New York's Museum of Natural History finds that the job comes with more responsibility than he ever dreamed in this wild fantasy comedy directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney, and Dick Van Dyke. Larry Daley (Stiller) is a kind-hearted dreamer who always knew that he was destined for greatness, he just never quite knew how. None of his ideas or inventions has panned out, so with a heavy heart, he takes a regular job as a lowly graveyard-shift security guard at the Museum of Natural History in order to provide a more stable life for himself and his ten-year-old son. His first night on the job, however, he finds that guardianship of the museum is far from stable -- at nightfall, an Egyptian spell brings the artifacts and wax figures to life! With Attila the Hun charging to war through the hallways, the diorama miniatures embroiled in a deadly feud, and a two-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex nagging to play fetch, Larry has half a mind to turn tail and run. On top of cleaning up after two million years of historical chaos every night, he also has to make sure that not a single museum piece leaves the building -- from the bratty Capuchin monkey in the African exhibit, to the life-sized Neanderthal in the prehistoric display -- because if morning light falls on an escaped artifact, it will turn to dust. Larry turns to a wax replica of President Roosevelt (Williams) for a little advice on keeping things in tact, but Teddy seems to think that a man of Larry's greatness needs little help. Larry isn't sure if the former commander in chief is right; this is hardly what he signed up for, but he can't pass up the chance to care for a museum where history really does come to life.
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- 20th Century Fox
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- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Cast & Crew
1. Main Titles [2:32]
2. Ordinary Guy [5:24]
3. Job Interview [2:28]
4. The Grand Tour [3:15]
5. First Night in the Museum [2:59]
6. The Instruction Manual [1:40]
7. Miniature People [5:19]
8. Teddy Roosevelt [2:58]
9. History Lesson [4:37]
10. Evil Scheme [3:42]
11. Better Prepared [5:31]
12. Sakagawea [1:58]
13. Open Window [4:26]
14. The Light of Day [2:57]
15. Revealing the Secret [3:52]
16. Thieves [1:24]
17. Ahkmenrah Awakens [5:11]
18. Attila the Hun [3:53]
19. A True Leader [4:31]
20. Protecting the Museum [1:54]
21. Stopping Cecil [4:45]
22. Getting Home Safely [1:02]
23. A Great Man [2:41]
24. End Titles [2:59]
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Choose an Exhibit (Scene Selection)
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English 5.1 Dolby Surround
English 5.1 DTS
French Dolby Surround
Spanish Dolby Surround
Commentary by Director, Shawn Levy
Commentary by Writers, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon
Learn More (Special Features)
Commentary by Director, Shawn Levy: On/Off
Commentary by Writers, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon: On/Off
Disc #2 -- Night at the Museum - Special Features
Deleted and Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary by Director, Shawn Levy: On/Off
Alternate Opening Sequence (Extended)
I Need the Rent
Presenting Rexy (Extended - Without Commentary)
Museum Residents Freed
Lewis & Clark Look for the Northwest Passage
Attila Therapy Extended
The Hall of Biodiversity
Bringing the Museum to Life
Comedy Central's Reel Comedy: Night at the Museum
The Security Office
Building the Museum
Historical Threads: The Costumes of Night at the Museum
The Director's Vision Comes Alive: A Storyboard Comparison With Introduction by Shawn Levy
Making of Night at the Museum
Fox Movie Channel Presents: Making a Scene
Fox Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School
Night at the Museum Teaser
Night at the Museum Trailer
Dr. Dolittle Trailer
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This movie is reaaly funny! Ben, Robin, Ricky, Steve, Brad, Patrick, and Carla at their best and funniest! Dazzling special effects and clever plot! Awesome movie! Highly Recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daddy Day Care was funny. I thought that the company could only make movies like Daddy Day Care. "Wich was pretty funny, but not alot" but when I saw Night at the Museum,I was laughing in my sleep that night and I do every time I see the movie! My mom laughs and so does my dad. And I know if there's a funny movie or not because my dad does not laugh easily. And since he laughed in Night at the Museum, I know this movie is very funny. Same with my mom.
This movie is the best! It will make you remember how you fell in love with movies in the first place! Perfect for watching with your friends!
This movie is one for the entire family. Ben Stiller does an absoultly wonderful job in this movie. When I first saw this movie I wanted to see it over and over again. Kids would love it. What kid dosen't like things in a museum to come to life at night. I wonder what it would be like to be the night guard and be surronded by tons of living things when they weren't real a few hours before. Anyway this movie is great for the entire family with the action, humor, and adventure. There even is a slapping monkey!
This movie made me want to visit the museum of natural histroy. The historical characters were entertainting and I thought it actually had some educational value in introducing these people to kids. It was funny and exciting too.
Builds on the notion that history does come alive. Family fun.
Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, and Robin Williams teamed up to create one of the funniest movies since Jumanji. The movie is based on that style of movie, but has so many laughable moments including some intense action sequences.
This is a great family movie! Stiller is hilarious. There is no language or anything offense, perfect! I think what else I liked about this movie is that even though he is a struggling dad, it doesn't focuse on that, a nice easy going film to just loose youself in. I think the special effects were great, and not over powering. One of the best scenes is when Jed and Octavious finally join together to help Larry, and they are letting the air out of the tire! Just genius comedy!
This was a pretty good and entertaining movie about a security guard, a museum and the characters that come to life at night while trying to impress his son.
This movie is wonderful. I'm so glad I bought it.
This is one of those rare films that has it all, and Ben Stiller has really impressed me in it. A brief scene with his mom, Ann Stiller, along with the exchanges with the rest of this delightful cast convinced me "at age 63" to attend this movie in the theaters on three occasions with my grandkids. It is one we'll own on DVD and watch when we need a good laugh. I may even give Ben another chance.
This was a fantastic movie. The storyline was very unique and clever. this is a family film that you can watch over and over again and still laugh every time. For those of you who haven't seen it, believe me when I say this, you're abs will be aching from laughter.
Whatever you do, don't see this hollywood-ized rip off Jumanji! This is everything i thought it was going to be. NOTHING!!!
This movie should be one of the all time worst by Ben Stiller. I was shocked and appolled this movie. I went to see it expecting a good movie by Ben. Don't worry i won't make that mistake again.
It's about time for Hollywood to return to the 80's! This will be a classic movie--just like the "Amazing Stories" series of the 1980s.
This movie is a must-see for people of all ages. It is able to entertain the younger children by having the animals of the museum come to life, and it is able to entertain adults through the wonderful performances of Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and Owen Wilson. Although the plot line is fairly simple, it does contain a few subplots that add touches of drama and romance to the movie. Overall, it was a highly entertaining movie that has the potential to become a family classic.
I thought this movie was great! It's about a guy named Larry looking for a job at the beginning. He gets what he thinks will be an extremely boring one. His first night of being the night guard at the museum of natural history in New York, he receives a shocking surprise. EVERY exhibit in the museum comes to life at night. This results in key-stealing monkeys, man-eating lions, a T. Rex that thinks it's a puppy, and similar mayhem. A wax figure of Teddy Roosevelt saves Larry from some crazy diorama figurines, and explains why this happens. A magical Egyptian artifact called "The Tablet of Ahkmenrah" belonging to a pharaoh named Ahkmenrah is the cause of all this. The next night (after nearly deciding to quit), Larry thinks he is better prepared, but he isn't. He ends up by nearly getting fired. But he gets one more chance. That night Larry brings his son with him to see it, but nothing comes alive. He rushes over to the Egyptian exhibit to see whether the tablet is still there. IT'S BEEN STOLEN!! Then sundry things such as regaining the tablet, making everything alive, getting locked in the Egyptian exhibit, almost getting speared by two big Anubis statues, letting Ahkmenrah out of his sarcophagus, and having a certain Egyptian king translate Hun (quote-"He says he wants to rip you apart." unquote) make this a unique film worth watching. The special features are cool, too.
I liked this movie. This man named larry he found a jod at the museum at night. Everything came to life. His first night at work he found that out.Someone stold this tablet that makes everything to life. He trys hard to get it, and he finally does and all the animals are safe. I like the characters in this movie. I like this guy named Attalla the hun,he screams loud all the time at Larry. I like this other two guys the cowboy and the roman, they always ues to argue alot. Larry made Attilla the hun cry, thats why i like Larry. I like the comedy. I like the dinosaur's comedy he always acked like a dog. I like Easter Isand Head he is funny. I like the part when Dexter slap Larry and Larry slaped him back. I like the animals. I like the dinosaur he liked to play featch, he like to play a lot. I like the monhey because he always took Larry's keys. I like the Ester Island Head because i like the way he talk. For an example:" I want gum gum you dum dum! I would recommend this movie because it's really good to watch with your kids. This movie is really historic. I like this movie because is really funny.This story is identify about civilwar and railroad. I like how they made the action in this movie.
Night at the museum is about a guy named Larry who needs a job as a night guard.For a museum.But, at night the musuem comes to life at night.But,when the former night guards take the special tablet he goes the extra mile to get it back.And get his love Rebecca.I enjoyed this movie because it was fully of comedy and full of laughter!!! lol Also, some of the character were funny too, like the Easter Island Head he said,'' give me gum-gum,dum-dum''.He said that so muchit was funny I laughed at loud! "Rexy" the dinosaur acted like a dog and every time he wanted someone to throw him a bone. Also,the monkey " Dexter" it was funny when he took Larry's keys andthetime he was slaping each other. And,the Jed and the Roman were riding in the hummer and they were riding though the snow and just riding I wish i could!!! Why, I recommed this moie is because it is fully of laughter and it was entertaining.