What began as a fresh and creative idea in 2006 has been stretched thin over a couple of forced sequels in the Night at the Museum franchise. There’s a bunch of dumb fun to be had, and the kids will enjoy it, but the newest Museum is hardly inspired, and had the potential to be a lot more heartfelt and hilarious than it is.
Watching this third Night at the Museum will bring a few good chuckles, but also a sense of disappointment – it’s always a bit frustrating to watch a number of A-level comic actors get together to do C-level comedy.
But despite its recycled gags, Night at the Museum’s final outing is still noteworthy for serving as a fitting tribute to comic legend Robin Williams in his final performance.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is rated PG for rude humor and mild action.
© Matt Tory, 2014.