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May 21, 2007

Night at the Museum - 4

Maybe this is too harsh, but I felt like I had seen this film before. Ben Stiller as the eccentric Larry, who has to settle for a job as a security guard at the Museum of Natural History so that he can continue to see his son. Turns out the museum works like the premise of Toy Story, with the exhibits coming to life, literally, at night. Lots of crazy stuff happens all to the benefit of Larry find/working at who he really is, bonding with his son, and hooking up with the resident historian. While it has its funny moments (mostly involving Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan, unfortunately Ricky Gervais doesn't get enough screen time), the film comes off as pretty corny and childish, the latter of which was probably the goal.

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