Night at the Museum

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Overview

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...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Commentary by director Shawn Levy; Commentary by writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon
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Editorial Reviews

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It's pretty rare for a movie to evoke laughter and delight for audiences both young and old, but Night at the Museum pulls it off. The film stars Ben Stiller as Larry, a divorced dad who's reluctantly given up his dream of entrepreneurial stardom to take a position as the night watchman of the New York Natural History Museum so he can provide more stability for his son. If the sound of an inanely sweet family-oriented comedy makes you want to wretch, however, you have nothing to fear. Night at the Museum occupies itself with Larry's personal story just enough for you to follow him on his wild ride. This film doesn't kid itself: you don't see a movie about a museum where the dinosaurs and mummies spring to life at night because you want to learn a heartwarming lesson. What you want from this kind of fantastical adventure is a couple hours of fun, and this is Night at the Museum's brilliantly simple secret to success. It skips many of the sappy and contrived clichés of the PG realm and doesn't spend too much time revisiting Larry's home life. Instead, the film lets Stiller along with straight-man co-stars Carla Gugino and Jake Cherry bring Larry to life through his reactions to what you came to the movie for in the first place: the magic. Stiller is a delight in this regard, at long-last finding a comedic balance between his squeamish, embarrassment-comedy side à la Meet the Parents and his over-the-top, bombastic-farce side à la Dodgeball. With just enough restraint to play the foil for the funny and enchanting special-effects ensemble, he conjures up an average guy we can both laugh at and cheer for -- all while exercising a great skill at physical comedy, of which there is plenty. Stiller throws himself into dives, pratfalls, and chases with impressive energy and deft control suggesting that he must be in seriously good shape. But along with all the slapstick you'd expect from an adventure comedy, Night at the Museum also benefits from the ironic wit and smart satire of screenwriter Ben Garant Reno 911!. The result is a clever trick: while your grown-up side is sated with the kind of dry humor that marks Stiller's collaborations with Owen Wilson who co-stars as a miniature cowboy from an Old West diorama, but spends most of his screen time feuding with Steve Coogan, a miniature Roman Emperor from the warring display next door, the kid in you is free to revel in childish wonder and excitement so completely that when the requisite dorkily happy ending appears in the distance, you probably won't even notice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 024543417170
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,315

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Stiller Larry Daley
Carla Gugino Rebecca
Dick Van Dyke Cecil Fredricks
Mickey Rooney Gus
Bill Cobbs Reginald
Jake Cherry Nick Daley
Ricky Gervais Dr. McPhee
Robin Williams Teddy Roosevelt
Kim Raver Erica Daley
Patrick Gallagher Atilla The Hun
Rami Malek Ahkmenrah
Pierfrancesco Favino Christopher Columbus
Charlie Murphy Taxi Driver
Steve Coogan Octavius
Mizuo Peck Sacajawea
Kerry Van Der Griend Neanderthal #1
Owen Wilson , Jedediah
Dan Rizzuto Neanderthal #2
Matthew Harrison Neanderthal #3
Jody Racicot Neanderthal #4
Paul Rudd Don
Anne Meara Debbie
Martin Christopher Lewis
Martin Sims Clark
Randy Lee Hun #1
Darryl Quon Hun #2
Gerald Wong Hun #3
Paul Chih-Ping Cheng Hun #4
Teagle F. Bougere Teacher (Mike)
Pat Kiernan TV News Anchor
Nico McEown Friend #1
Meshach Peters Friend #2
Matthew Walker Politician
Jason McKinnon Irish Worker
Jonathan Lee Chinese Rail Worker
Jason Vaisvila Vikings
Cade Wagar Vikings
Cory Martin Chinese Terra Cotta Solidier
Brad Garrett Voice Only
Jason Glass Blind Driver
Brent Woolsey Larry Riding Double
Blaise Corrigan Stunt Driver
Adam Bryant Teddy Stand-In
Kimberly Bailey Voice Only
Gil Birmingham Voice Only
Robby Bruce Voice Only
Doug Burch Voice Only
Alexander J. Castillo Voice Only
Catherine Cavadini Voice Only
Paul Chen Voice Only
Alex Cong Voice Only
Jessie Flower Voice Only
Pedro U. Garcia Voice Only
Aaron Hendry Voice Only
Barbara Iley Voice Only
Erica Jones Voice Only
Cohl Kenneth Klop Voice Only
Daamen Krall Voice Only
Tommy Lamey Voice Only
Mirayda Levi Voice Only
Raymundo Magana Voice Only
Zahn McClarnon Voice Only
Roberto Medina Voice Only
Arlin Miller Voice Only
Khanya Mkhize Voice Only
Abdoulaye N'Gom Voice Only
Vivianne Nacif Voice Only
Benjamin A. Onyango Ochieng Voice Only
Maggie Palomo Voice Only
Martin Poz Perez Voice Only
Michael Ralph Voice Only
Noreen Reardon Voice Only
Richard Scobie Voice Only
Craig Ricci Shaynak Voice Only
Gubbi Sigurdsson Voice Only
Stefan Karl Stefansson Voice Only
Mark Sussman Voice Only
Joel Sweto Voice Only
Regina Taufen Voice Only
Travis Quentin Young Voice Only
Ruth Zalduondo Voice Only
Mike Desabrais Singer
Technical Credits
Shawn Levy Director, Producer
Trevor Addie Stunts
Renee April Costumes/Costume Designer
Charlie Attrill Stunts
Aaron Au Stunts
Michael Barnathan Producer
Loyd Bateman Stunts
Shawn Beaton Stunts
Kate Biscoe Makeup
Rob "Sluggo" Boyce Stunts
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Dennis Briest Special Effects
Simon Burnett Stunts
Glenn Bydwell Set Decoration/Design
Yves Cameron Stunts
Clint Carleton Stunts
Kimberly Chaing Stunts
Raymond Chan Stunts
Lauro Chartrand Stunts
Alexander Chiang Stunts
Chris Columbus Producer
Blaise Corrigan Stunts
Chad Cosgrave Stunts
David Crone Camera Operator
Mike Desabrais Stunts
Glen Dickson Camera Operator
Michael Diner Art Director
Joe A. Dodds Stunts
Andre Dominguez Special Effects
Victoria Down Makeup
Tom Eirickson Stunts
Greg Fitzpatrick Stunts
Scott Frank Screenwriter
Robert Ben Garant Original Story, Screenwriter
Francois Gauthier Makeup Special Effects
David Giammarco Sound Mixer
Tom Glass Stunts
Reg Glass Stunts
Chris Gordon Stunts
Alex Green Stunts
Michael Green Camera Operator
Thomas M. Hammel Executive Producer
Stephen Hepworth Special Effects
Carrie Hilton Casting
Dave Hospes Stunts
Kirk Jacques Stunts
Ian Korver Special Effects
Jon Kralt Stunts
Bill Lawrence Stunts
Randy Lee Stunts
Thomas Lennon Original Story, Screenwriter
Roger Lewis Stunts
Maestro Studio FX Incorporated Makeup Special Effects
Kit Mallet Stunts
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Bridget Mcguire Art Director
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director, Co-producer
Cheri Minns Makeup
Mike Mitchell Stunts
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Jovan Nenadic Stunts
Claude Pare Production Designer
Mark A. Radcliffe Executive Producer
Dan Rizzuto Stunts
Kyle C. Rudolph Camera Operator
Paul Rutledge Stunts
Dennis S. Sands Sound Mixer
Greg Schlosser Stunts
Marty Eli Schwartz Asst. Director
John Scott Stunts
Todd Scott Stunts
Andrew Sculkthorpe Special Effects
Darren Shahlavi Stunts
Ira Shuman Executive Producer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Grant Smith Special Effects
Ellen M. Somers Associate Producer
Ilene Starger Casting
John Wright Stevens Art Director
Heath Stevenson Stunts
Sonny Suroweic Stunts
Leo Byusa Teta Stunts
Scott Treliving Special Effects
Troy Dorchester Stunts
Mike Vezina Stunts
Clay Virtue Stunts
Teresa Wilkinson Special Effects
John Wilkinson Special Effects
Gerald Wong Stunts
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
Eli Zagoudakis Stunts
Ken Zilka Stunts
Don Zimmerman Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Night at the Museum
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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Night at the Museum
   Begin Your Tour (Play)
   Choose an Exhibit (Scene Selection)
   Choose a Language (Language Selection)
      Languages
         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
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Learn More (Special Features)
      Commentary by Director, Shawn Levy: On/Off
      Commentary by Writers, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon: On/Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    One funny 'Museum' 'Night'!

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Foundation for sequels

    Builds on the notion that history does come alive. Family fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A good movie to see

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Alive at Night

    In the beginning there was a man (Ben Stiller) who worked at a museum as a night guard. The man was divorced and had a kid. He had to keep a job so that he could spend time with his son. The man fell asleep on the job at night and when he woke up he saw the t-rex bones were gone! When he went to go look for it, the t-rex was sitting there having a drink from the bubbler in the hallway. I thought it was really funny. There were other funny parts of the movie too because everything in the museum came to life at night. If objects weren't back in the right spot by the sunrise, they would turn to dust. The old night guards try to make the new guard lose his job. If you like comedy and other funny things you will want to watch this movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    family night movie

    BOO! A creepy movie with animals and others from the past.An hilarieously funny video. Staring Ben Stiller at his funniest. He works at a museum and every night every item in the museum comes to life. A warning if you hsve littler kids you might wanna watch it first so they aren't scared. ENJOY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Okay,this movie is decent,I thought it was going to be worse but it's not.I have to say it's not Ben Stiller's best performance,but its decent.Although,you do have Robin Williams to lighten it up a little.Its okay but dont watch it too many times,it will give you a headache.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Super funny!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    borrow it from the library, please don't waste the money

    i have to admit, being a museum/history geek, i picked it up by the story concept alone. unfortunately, that would be its only saving grace. ben stiller has a wonderful straight, and at times dark delivery in his work, but even that was missing in this endeavor. the exchange with "Attila" was almost too painful to watch. half-way through the movie i had already given up and finished watching almost with a morbid curiosity. it was really terrible. i'm glad i borrowed it from the library instead of spending any hard earned money renting it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ben Stiller, what happened?

    This is the first time I was dissapointed in a Ben Stiller movie. It wasnt his fault though, it was all the screenplay (boring and not planned out well enough) Good try ben!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Night at the Museum

    I enjoyed this movie,It was the night of the muesum.larry wanted a job at the muesum. They gave Larry the job and gave him a list of instrucions to follow step by step.larry found out that every thing in the muesum came to life at night.he followed the list so he can know how to handle the animals.Later larry found out that the old secrety guard was after the tablet that kept every thing in the muesum alive.So larry got all the people in the muesum to help him get the tablet back if he didn't all the stuff from the muesum that was outside would turn into dust by sunrise if they aws not back in the muesum in time. Iliked the night of the muesum cause it is a comedy.The funny parts I liked was when the monkey slapped larry.Also whenshe pissed on larry.I also thought that when the t.rex started acting like a dog was funny.I also thought when Larry was trying to speek the Atilla the hunt language was funny. I also liked the movie cause of the chracters.I like Owen Wilson cause I alsways thought he was a funny person.I also liked the lilttle people cause when they tied Larry up I liked how they worked together.I really like Larry cause he is so funny. I really liked the movie cause it was educational.I learned that the tablet came from eygt.I also learned that teddy roosevelt was the 26th president.I also learned that Sacajawea lead lewis and clark across the United States. I would recammend this movie because it is funny.Also it is educational and it is a movie that I enjoyed.So I know someone else would too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Night at the Museum

    I think this movie was ok.i think it was only ok because it's not really funny.A couple parts in the movies was funny.The part I liked at the end when the moose was dancing.That was very funny. I liked the part of the movies when the animals came to life.I like when the big head came to life.When he said "Dum Dum you got Gum Gum".I also like when the cowboy kept saying he don't like being man handled.One of the parts I liked was when the monkey kept taking his keys. Some of the funniest characters are Larry and Dexter.Dexter is funny he always tried to take Larry's keys.Larry is funny when he was man handling the little cowboys.Also when he tricked the monkey.That was really funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Night at the Museum

    I enjoyed the movie because Larry was funny.Larry got a job as a night guard.Then at Larry's first nightthe animals came to life.The tablet was stolen and he got it back.Then everything turned normal again. I enjoyed the part where Larry got slapped by Dexter.I also enjoyed when Larry got shot in the face.the funniest part was when he was making wierd faces.Also cause his face was numb.This is what I thought was funny. I really enjoyed the movie because of the action.I also enjoyed the part where Larry got beat up.Also when the romans were fighting.The action was interesting.Also when Attilla and the Hun were chasing Larry. The best part of the movie I enjoyed was when the things came to life.I like it cause the dinosaur wanted to play fetch.Also because he met Theodore Roosevelt.Also cause Sakajawea Helped Teddy Roosevelt.That's the best part of the movie. I would recommend this movie because it was funny.Also because the action was really cool.Also the animals came to life. One other reason I would recommend this is because it interesting.That's why I enjoyed this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ms.huffmans social studies class

    The movie was ok.It was about a guy named Larry loking for a job so his son and him can stay in they apartment.He found a job at the museum as a night guard.He noticed on his first night everything in the museum came to life at night.Larry got used to the museum.Three old men hat are also night guards stole the tablet so everything wouldnt come to life ,they got it back and that was it. This movie was a comedy.I liked the part when larry son told his friends that his dad is going to give him ands his friends a tour of the museum and his friends said i dont think were getting a tour, cause they seen his dad get fired.I also like the part when the eaststern island head called larry a dum-dum.Also when dexter the monkey kept taking larry keys. I liked what the movie director made stuff come to life that was dead.Like the donosaur and the mamith.This movie was OK.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Night at the Museum

    First Larry got a job as a night guard at the natural history museum Second Larry found out that everything come to life Next the 3 old night guard stole the gold tablet belonging to the pharoha Finally Larry got the tablet book and all was safe I really like this movie because it and the monkey slapped larry in his and whenlarry was making funny voice on the microscorp and the caveman was taking dumb I really like this movie because of the action when gus punich larry in his nose and the roman and cowboy was fighting and the civil war fight I really like this movie because of history because they was talking about roman and about civil war and about sakajwea and teddy roosevelt conclusion I would recommed this movie because larry was funny and so was easter island head and teddy roosevelt and sakjwea went out and learned about history and civil war and monkey slap larry inhis face

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mrs. Huffman Movie Review

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ms. Huffman's Socal Studies Class

    I enjoyed this movie. First, Larry got a job as a night guard at the National History museum.Second, Larry found out everything in the museum comes to life. Next, the 3 old night guards stole the gold tablet belonging to the pharaoh. Finnaly, Larry got the tablet back and all was safe. I enjoyed this movie because it was funny, i liked the characters and some of the animals. The funny parts that I liked were the monkey "Dexter" when him and Larry kept smacking each other. Another funny part was when Easter Island Head kept saying to Larry, "Dumb dumb give me gum gum" The third funny part of the movie was when Jedaiah and Octavius tried to flatten the tire of the ex night gaurd's car and to them it looked really hard but when they placed the camera in the point of view of and human it dodn't look like they were doing something. The second reason i liked the movie was because of the characters. the 3 characters I liked the most were Larry, Nicky, and Teddy Roselvet. The third reason I liked this movie was the animals. My favorite animals were the monkey, lion, and the mammoth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Night at the Museum

    This movie is about this guy name Larry got a job as a night guard at the museum.He didn't know at night that evertthing comes alive.The first night,he was amazed because all of the things in the museum came alive.He was going to show Nicky that this dinosaurs will come alive but it didn't come alive.So,he knew something was happened.They went up to this place and the tablet was missing from the wall.They found out that these guys stole the tablet.They worked togeter as a team.They save the tablet and all the animals , people was saved. They had a party.I like some of the scenes because of the scenes was funny.WhenEaster Island Head said,''give me gum-gum dum-dum.'' When he said ,''you better run dum-dum because here come The Hilla Of The Hun.When the monkey sapped Larry back and fourth .Teddy Roosevelt said,''why you slapping my monkey?''This monkey been pushing and pushing and I am getting sick of tired of it. I would recommed this movie because the funny and have alot of good scenes .Tells you alot about the past history and the most important thing is that nothing in a museum do not comes alive in a museum.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Night at the Museum

    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.

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