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Capone's spends a NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM and emerges from the BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN relatively unscathed!!!

Hey, everyone. Capone in Chicago here. I think Ben Stiller proved with TROPIC THUNDER that he can get any actor to do pretty much anything in one of his movies. So imagine that pretense combined with some of the greatest comic actors working today--people like Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan, Robin Williams, Jonah Hill, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest, Jay Baruchel, and various cast members of "The Office," "The State," (including returning screenwriters Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant) and "SNL." Throw in a healthy dash of one of my favorite actresses working today, Amy Adams, who can do no wrong at this point, and what do you get? You get NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN, a film that relies far too much on fairly standard-issue special effects and doesn't give nearly enough time or room to let these great comic minds simply do their stuff. Sure, each cast member gets a laugh or two; some even get a whole scene to really take off (Jonah Hill's one scene as a Smithsonian security guard is very funny, but it seemed clear to me that Hill was improvising 75 percent of his lines). But really what the film amounts to is one missed opportunity after another. That said, I'm not outright dismissing the film. It's far better, both in concept and as an adventure, than the first film. I love the idea of a museum coming to life, and having grown up in the Washington, DC area, I practically lived at the many museums that make up the Smithsonian. I'll admit, when Stiller enters the Air and Space Museum, my heart skipped a beat. I have been to that museum more than any other, and I wanted nothing more as a kid to watch those exhibits come to life. At the very least, I'll give the filmmakers credit for picking the right venue. The best thing in the movie is Amy Adams, who plays Amelia Earhart as I believe she would play her if she were making a biopic about the legendary female pilot and not as some exaggerated caricature. Also, Adams' ass looks great in her flying pants (I'm not sure what else to call them; they look kind of like horse-riding pants). I don't mean to be crass, heaven forbid, but director Shawn Levy seems to go out of his way to really highlight just how great those pants hug her hips. She spends half the film with her back to the camera, for Christ's sake! Stop judging me! She's a beautiful, talented woman; leave it at that. The plot of BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN is just an excuse to get from New York, where Stiller's Larry Daley has become a successful inventor and only visits his museum friends in frequently, to DC, where some of the New York museum's exhibits are shipped, placing a few of Larry's old friends in danger. Azaria does a noble but waaaaaay over-the-top job playing Kahmunrah, an evil Egyptian being who wants to use the same ancient tablet that allows museum exhibits to come to life to open up a portal to a dark world where his evil minions await his calling to take over the world. Azaria gives Kahmunrah Boris Karloff's deep voice, complete with slight lisp, and he looks good in the tunic, but I can't say much more than that. The returning Coogan as the miniature Roman soldier Octavius gets a nice handful of moments to really pop, while his tiny partner in crime--Owen Wilson's cowboy Jedediah--isn't funny even once. I also liked seeing Hader's Gen. George Custer, who wants to take on the role as leader against Kahmunrah's evil forces, but then remembers what happened the last time he led a cavalry charge. Ooops! And if I ever see an Albert Einstein bobblehead with voice of Eugene Levy (featured here in said role), I'm buying it. But if I catch wind of cherub figurines with the voices of the Jonas Brothers (also featured here in said roles), I'll seek them out and smash them with a sledgehammer. The honest truth is, I laughed more than once during BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN, certainly more than I did watching the first NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM outing. And I'm not just saying that because a young Al Capone is one of the characters in the film. Still, for as many times as I laughed during this film, I sat in a field of awkwardly loud crickets for three times as long. Maybe when Larry and his friends invade the Hermitage Museum in Russia, they'll concentrate more on the funny and less on CGI. There are two or three Rubens paintings I'd love to see come to life, and the potential for Fabergé egg jokes are limitless. Next time, fellas. -- Capone capone@aintitcoolmail.com



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  • May 22, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    First

    by wildphantom07

    Saw this on Wednesday and was surprised how decent it was <p> definitely better than the first one. Good few laughs in there

  • May 22, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Vader and the muppets

    by shutupfanboy

    If I do see this film it is because of those two. I will say Robin was pretty good in his role as Theodore Roosevelt and minus Zoolander I didn't feel the need to kill Ben Stiller at the end of the first one.

  • May 22, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Anyone going to see this movie...

    by alfiemoon

    ...knows what to expect, surely? I thought the first one was an okay family movie with a few laughs and good setpieces, and I expect this to be more of the same. I'll probably see it.

  • May 22, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    why no talkbacks?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • May 22, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    me no understand

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • May 22, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    first

    by holy____batman

  • May 22, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Haha, if they do go to Russia

    by terry1978

    The first stop must be Lenin's tomb.

  • May 22, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I loved the commentary track from the first one.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon pick apart the logical fallacies of their own movie, and eventually start digresing into completely unrelated subjects (why does C-3P0 speak all these languages and R2-D2 only uses beeps? Why not put that same technology into R2 so that people can understand him?).

  • May 22, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Having already seen Terminator Condemned...

    by DellsDontBounce

    I'm hitting this at an early matinee tomorrow. I did not see the first one until it hit DVD and loved it. I'm watching the Blu-ray tonight with the commentary on.

  • May 22, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Night at the Hermitage?

    by Monkey Butler

    I would have thought that they'd go with the Louvre.

  • May 22, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I was wondering when we'd see a review of this film

    by chrth

    With all the negative buzz on Terminator, I wonder if it'll win the weekend?

  • May 22, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    How about "A Night at the L.A. Automotive Museum"

    by cookylamoo

    Teddy Roosevelt versus the Batmobile. Classic.

  • May 22, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Night at MoMA would be weird

    by slone13

    But I'd probably still see it

  • May 22, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    I had the same reaction to Amy's pants

    by haggardatbest

    just from the trailer. She's a doll.

  • May 22, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    This whole premise makes for some strange..

    by conspiracy

    possibilities...</p><p>Can you imagine "A Night at the Holocaust Museum" a laugh riot that one.

  • May 22, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    remember you are reviewing a kid's movie..

    by Rupee88

    this is like a review of the latest Muppet Movie..it wasn't made for adults. Sure it is a "family film", but that means little kids and sub 90 IQ grownups.

  • May 22, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Really?

    by andrew coleman

    The trailers leave me shaking my head. I agree that a movie about a museum coming to life is a great idea. Too bad it was ruined in the first movie. But because that movie did so well it looks like they didn't change anything for the second one just made it even more silly. And silly is fine but I was kind of hoping for more timeless comedy instead I feel like this movie will be more like the Shrek movies that has too much comedy that works only right now. Watch it a couple years from now and you'll be going "Why did I think this was funny?"

  • May 22, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    No one's judging you, Capone

    by NivekJ

    Amy Adams' ass holds the key, nay, IS the key to salvation. Of the box office, that is.

  • May 22, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    KIDS COME IN ALL AGES

    by LT Weezie

    I really enjoyed the first film and can't wait to see this one, although I will wait until the DVD comes out. Loved Silvestri's music as well! I dislike the term "Kids Movie" since even PIXAR films, which are universally admired and enjoyed by millions of all ages, shapes, and sizes, might fall into that inaccurately assigned category. In the case of HANNAH MONTANA and that ilk, however, that would be definitely a KIDS movie!

  • May 22, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    NivekJ

    by haggardatbest

    Great minds think alike, and so do ours.

  • May 22, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    That reminds me, are they making National Treasure 3?

    by chrth

    To imdb!

  • May 22, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Night at the Hands On Ann Arbor Museum

    by thepoohguy

    Starring Amy Adams. Now that would be worth going to see.

  • May 22, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Didn't care for the first one

    by Tin Snoman

    aside from Steve Coogan. I love how filmmakers think that because it's a "kid's film" they can make it stupid, can't risk being too smart and losing the audience. As if there wasn't this company called Pixar making intelligent "kid's films", making money like crazy every summer. I'll probably end up seeing this at some point, but not opening weekend.

  • May 22, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Jonah Hill

    by Ryalto 3.0

    is not a great comic actor. He's the opposite of that.

  • May 22, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    I Like The Clip With The Thinker

    by RichardAlpert_TimePimp

    from the commercials, but other than that, I wasn't planning on seeing this. Maybe DVD. Maybe

  • May 22, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    The first Museum is TERRIBLE and suffers from idiot disease

    by D.Vader

    As in, Still gets the instructions for what to do when the exhibits come to life, and he reads them ONE BY ONE, never scanning the list to see what else needs to be done, so that when the list is stolen by the monkey, Stiller will have no clue of what to do. <p> They make him a fucking moron so the plot can progress. I can't stand shitty writing like that.

  • May 22, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by zacdilone

    Um...you haven't noticed yet that there are plenty of idiots in the world who would do just that? It's not bad writing--it's realistic characterization!

  • May 22, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    How was Darth Vader in it?

    by SubliminalJones

    And did Hayden Christansen play him for SAG scale, to stave off his inevitable new career at the corner of Santa Monica and La Cienega?

  • May 22, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Jonah Hill isnt even funny

    by firstxavenger

    Lets face it guys, hes just flat and boring, and does the same character every movie.

  • May 22, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Realistic characterization???

    by D.Vader

    Fuck that zacdilone! I know there are morons to spare in this country alone, but I don't doubt for one second that when the shit hits the fan and T-Rexes and mummies are running around, that any sane person would do a quick scan of the list instead of reading just one, then following it, then two, then following it, etc etc. <p> There are other examples I came up with when I first saw it, but its been so long I don't remember the rest.

  • May 22, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    D. Vader, I would chalk that to Stiller being scared

    by terry1978

    Yeah, a normal person reads a full list, but if you got all this supernatural shit taking place around you, you're obviously not thinking, and are just trying to take care of the immediate danger you think is about to happen to your ass. It's a stupid plot point, but that is how the character is.

  • May 22, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Well, that's partially my point, Terry

    by D.Vader

    Stiller is an idiot. And not in the good, funny sense like Steve Martin's Jerk. He's a moron, and I just couldn't get invested in a film about a character I despise like that.

  • May 22, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    It's a kid's movie, you nerds

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    I saw the first one with my nieces and nephews aged from 6 to 12 and they loved the shit out of it. It wasn't a great movie or anything, but it was engaging enough and had a few funna scenes (Ricky Gervais' stuff especially) so what's not to like. I guess the new one will be more of the same - a nice two hours spend watching TV with the family some afternoon. Nothing wrong with that.

  • May 22, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    "some of the greatest comic actors working today"

    by skimn

    And you include Robin "still doin manic schtick that killed in '77" Williams, and Jonah Hill? I liked Hill in Superbad, but everything else his mug has popped up in, I want to smash a grapefruit in his face ala Jimmy Cagney. A grapefruit filled with broken glass.<p>Wonder if Stiller and Azaria reminisced about Mystery Man between takes...And Amy Adams IS adorable, but what if they wanted to go the real comedy route and cast Kristen Wiig?

  • May 22, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Ass

    by BeornsRevenge

    Capone, no need to be so apologetic. There's no shame in appreciating a fine ass on a beautiful woman.

  • May 22, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    What marketing genius decided THIS would open on IMAX

    by skimn

    and not Terminator? Even if the movie is a suckfest, the action scenes would have to be spectacular in IMAX.

  • May 22, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    one_guy_from_andromeda is right

    by itrainmonkeys

    If you think this movie or the first one suck it's because you expect it to cater to your demographic and sense of humor.<br><br>It's a simple family film meant for a few laughs and made mainly for kids and families. This is not intended for the same audience as Terminator or Avatar

  • May 22, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Pixar make kids movies too

    by palimpsest

    and they play to an adult audience. Saying "kid's movie" is no excuse. There's two kinds of films. Good ones and bad ones.

  • May 22, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    "Kids movie"

    by skimn

    ET is a "kids movie". Star Wars is a "kids movie". Lucas even referred to it as a big Disney flick. Just because its a "kids movie" doesn't mean it has to seem like it was made BY kids.

  • May 22, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    This seems more like HANK AZARIA: THE MOTION PICTURE

    by SnapT

    The trailer is DOMINATED by Hank Azaria's face AND voice. I don't want that much Hank Azaria in something that isn't a SIMPSONS movie.

  • May 22, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I'm actually going to go see this

    by Continentalop

    I'm probably one of the bigger snobs on this site and usually avoid mass audience movies but I am going to see this because I met the writers Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon when a friend of mine was working on an online of Reno 911 and they were super cool. Guys could have blown me off but instead were polite and chatted with me for while I was in the room. <p> Plus my friend had a tough deadline and work an all-niter, and when they heard about that they bought him a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label for him. Class act!

  • May 22, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Lennon & Garant

    by skimn

    My guess that they do work like this, and The Pacifier, for the bucks, but remain true to their comedic hearts by producing new episodes of 911. Although as producers, I'd guess they get a chunk of DVD sales, and the movie didn't do badly for a low budget job. And that they're nice guys too...bonus.

  • May 22, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Okay, they get points for that one, Continentalop

    by D.Vader

    That about makes up for some of their atrocious writing in films of late. <p> And hearing about their humbling commentary track on "Museum" helps a lot too.

  • May 22, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Muppets in Space had a ton of adult humor...

    by HB_Dad

    ...but it was still a kids movie. My kids and I love watching the DVD together. We just laugh at different parts! Bottom line, good "kids" films are made to ALSO entertain the parents that inevitably are being dragged to the theater with the kids.

  • May 22, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Don't worry D. Vader

    by Continentalop

    I am sure I won't like it and can easily understand why someone would want to avoid it like the plague. But sometimes you like the guys who make the movie so much you'll even support a potential turd. <p>

  • May 22, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    jonah hill

    by TheExterminator

    is pretty funny...he is the same character in every movie though

  • May 22, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Definite Amy Adams camel toe in some of the pics

    by Tacom

    Is it enough to make me see the movie? YES.

  • May 22, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Carla Gugino

    by David Assholehoff

    No Carla? Man, too bad. She's hot. MILFALICIOUS

  • May 22, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I like Jumanji type movies but not this

    by droids22

    I cringed at some of the corny jokes in the trailer so I don't know if I could sit through this.

  • May 22, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Night at the Museum

    by David Assholehoff

    The first one was a fun little flick, actually. This one looks a little more forced in it's joke insertion. But then again, that could be the work of the sloppy trailer? The first one had a nice, "worked" pace they probably wont be able to capture. Hope I'm wrong, as my kids want to see it, followed by the Up chaser next week. Cover me, I'm going in!

  • May 22, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I liked the first one

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It was pretty funny. I'm sure this one is mildly amusing.

  • May 22, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    I Felt Exactly The Opposite Thing, Capone...

    by KosherWookie

    When I see Robin Williams going off and improvising in a film I view it as irritating and self-indulgent; honestly, his schtick is 30 years old and needs a rest. I'm glad that Levy was able to get him to behave. I'm not a big fan of actor-centric filmmaking; I love the auteur school of thought where the director is boss and we get to see his vision. I liked this film quite a bit!

  • May 22, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Amy Adams pants ass is worth the price of admission...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    I'm there, but only when it comes out in DVD so I can spank it in private.

  • May 22, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Ricky Gervais is the new Benny Hill

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Someone said Benny was gay as well.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    I'm seeing this, the first was a good kids movie

    by SoylentMean

    If Capone says this one is better than the first, then I have to see it. With all the negatives I've heard about T4, I think I'd actually rather catch this opening weekend. <P> Then again, it has T-Rex bones that come to life, which apparently is the closest we're going to get to Jurassic Park 4. Dammit.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    greatest comic actors working today--people like

    by Series 7

    Jonah Hill?? What day are you working in? I don't think its fair for all other stand ins to be allowed to get starring roles? Worst off he wasn't even Seth Rogen's stunt double because he is about as fit as a bag of lard. He was just his stand in while Seth went and did shitty voice over work, shit now Jonah can't even be Seth's stand in because someone got their stomach stapled.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Hopefully Ben and Thomas

    by Series 7

    Fucking do something different with the money they get from this because more Reno 911 would be like beating a dead horse. Its over, move on.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Whatever. Family film. Bring on Twolander!

    by Dingbatty

  • May 22, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Sadly, Series 7 I know what you mean

    by skimn

    I use to look forward to new seasons of 911, now....haven't watched in year or two..

  • May 22, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    isn't funny even once

    by Series 7

    Isn't that the story of Owen Wilson's life?

  • May 22, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Those pants are called "jodhpurs."

    by Dingbatty

    And by pants, I mean trousers, for those of you in the UK.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Reno 911

    by Series 7

    Had one funny joke last I remember. The first new show after the movie it started with Dangle jumping over a small shark in a tank, yelling We are jumping the shark! And then he promptly crashes into it.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    God I hope this bombs

    by Series 7

    Even like crappy entertainment things are like, why did they make this. But I guess its better then T4.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    films like this remind me to wear a condom

    by Rupee88

    or at least pull out...don't want any kids that drag me to movies like this to suffer through.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but...

    by Khan_Noonien_Zing

    is it on purpose that the trailer is attuned to the same kind of people who enjoyed Baby Geniuses? It's nothing but 2 minutes of everyone participating in an out-slumming contest. Was there a bet on the set to see who could phone it in the most? This looks unwatchable. The 2 minute trailer is unwatchable. Bring on the gushing reviews from the AICN fanboys.

  • May 22, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Night at the Radio and Television Museum?

    by crankyoldguy

    Jackie Gleason pops out of B&W TV...."To the Moon...!" Jack Benny morphs up out of an old-time radio...."I'm thinking, I'm thinking..."

  • May 22, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    battle the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

    by cookylamoo

    in Bardstown, Kentucky. At least everyone would have a good time.

  • May 22, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Night at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    All the weird shit comes to life?

  • May 22, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a nice, harmless kids movie.

    by Sal_Bando

    Ala those older Disney things like 'Strongest Man in the World' or 'Treasure Island' or 'Bloodfeast'. You just never know. Am not the biggest Stiller fan-so there ya be.

  • May 22, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Night at the Tate Modern

    by BadMrWonka

    Bringing pretentious modern art to life in 2012!!

  • May 22, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Twolander

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Too true. Please do it!<p> That Hansel is sooo hot right now!

  • May 22, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Did anyone check out the trailer to

    by Series 7

    Gamer, it was never posted on AICN. But its got Terry Crews in it, and he is a bad ass. I think we should talk about that rather then this piece of penis movie.

  • May 22, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    BEN STILLER IS LIKE A MUNCHKIN.

    by TITBAG

    DID YOU GET A LOAD OF THE PLATFORM SHOES THAT GUY'S WEARING IN THIS NEW FILM? CHRIST. <P> HERE'S HOPING HE AT LEAST AS A FAT COCK TO MAKE UP FOR THE SERIOUS REDUCTION IN HEIGHT. POOR LITTLE FELLA.

  • May 22, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    JUST RETURNED FROM WATCHING IT...

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    ...and it was a complete waste of six bucks... I only went because my six-year-old daughter wanted to see it (not much of en excuse, I know) but it was little more than a cinematic equivalent of a hyperactive juvenile fit. UTTER CRAP!!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

  • May 22, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Saw this yesterday...

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    Amy Adams is truly delightful.

  • May 22, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Pinback

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    Have you seen the first film? I'm not sure that this will convert folks that didn't like "Museum", but I'd recommend it to anyone that enjoyed the first.

  • May 22, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    The first film was pleasant enough

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Yeah, it wasn't Pixar, but it certainly wasn't Baby Geniuses. It was what it was...90 minutes' worth of admittedly cool-looking museum exhibits coming to life. Maybe I just have a weakness for museum movies (I've seen The Relic about seven goddamn times). And Amy Adams makes my pants tight.

  • May 22, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by Futureman_

    Owen wilson can be plenty funny - on the condition he is in a wes anderson film.

  • May 22, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    The Relic Kathoga Monster Should Eat Ben Stiller

    by SoylentMean

    You would all watch that with evil, evil joy.

  • May 22, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Nasty, The Relic is a fun time at the movies

    by SoylentMean

    Are the FX just a wee bit dated? Hells yes, but then again so are the FX for the original King Kong. I still don't understand why they changed the setting from New York to Chicago for the movie, but man, do I love that creature design.

  • May 22, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    As much as I love The Relic (MAJOR guilty pleasure)...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...the plot is full of holes, such as...<BR><BR>-How can a monster that's at least 15 feet tall conceal itself under water that's only up to armpit level on a human?<BR><BR>-How come the monster's footsteps are so loud they rattle the jars on the shelves Penelope Ann Miller is haiding behind, yet earlier in the movie, the monster pops up out of NOWHERE and starts biting that guy's head off?<BR><BR>-How can the monster be chasing Miller through the basement of the museum, yet then come crashing in through the SKYLIGHT?

  • May 22, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    The Amy Adams BUT SHOW

    by CENOBITE

    Quote: Amy Adams has an “X-rated” sense of humour. The ‘Doubt’ actress is nothing like the pure, innocent characters she portrays on screen, her ‘Junebug’ co-star Embeth Davidtz claims. Embeth told BlackBook magazine: “The sweet girl in ‘Junebug’ is not who Amy really is. Amy's much naughtier than anyone I know. “I can't give you examples because they are so beyond X-rated. She's got the wickedest sense of humour and says what nobody else would think to say.” Amy, 34, doesn’t understand why people think she is so meek and virtuous. She said: "It's interesting to be perceived as innocent. Innocent of what? I'm certainly not naive. "I misbehave. I just do it in private." The actress – whose performance in ‘Doubt’ earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – thinks her next role will help shatter her good-girl image. She is playing Amelia Earhart in ‘Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian’ and her pants are almost indecently tight. She adds: "It's going to be an Amy Adams butt show. I'm not known for showing my a*s on camera, but there it is."

  • May 22, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Redhead + 34 years old = a FREAK

    by CENOBITE

    ...in bed

  • May 23, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    I hope this movie trounces T4

    by MANNZILLA

    Because t4 sucked Balls!

  • May 23, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Why do most, if not all

    by The McPoyle Clan

    mentions of Adams' filmography conveniently omit Cruel Intentions 2? If you're a fan or hers or her ass, know that she plays a naughty schoolgirl. Need I say more?

  • May 23, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    They think she's innocent due to her characters

    by terry1978

    A lot of people honestly cannot differentiate between actors and their roles. She's played mostly naive, wholesome females...which is already somewhat of a fetish in and of itself.

  • May 23, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    FIRE DOWN BELOW! FIRE DOWN BELOW!

    by TITBAG

  • May 23, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    TYPICAL HATER OF MUSEUM: "HI I HATED THIS MOVIE"

    by TITBAG

    "BUT THOUGHT THAT THE NEW TREK WAS REALLY NEAT." <P> "I ALSO HAVE NO PENIS"

  • May 23, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Hank Azaria rules

    by jaysin420

    Other than Adams ass he carries this movie.

  • May 24, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Burned by Stiller.

    by malificus

    I absolutely hated Tropic Thunder, what an overrated, completely unfunny turd that movie was, and partway through I came to the conclusion that Ben Stiller was fucking ruining comedy for me. I have, in the past, enjoyed some of his movies, the first Museum movie was a tolerable piece of fluff, but this new one is a rental at best. Stiller needs to do supporting roles in other people's movies, he could have coasted for years on his 3 minutes of Anchorman, but instead he keeps stretching his unfunny ass into leading roles and fucking movies up.

  • May 24, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    "Night at the Mutter Museum"?

    by KillerTomato

    Medical-oddity exhibits coming to life? Awesome Cronenbergian goodness.

  • May 25, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    A Long Night at the Museum

    by rono

    What a crapfest. This turd was nearly unwatchable except for Hank Azaria and Amy Adams' ass. The rest was a bunch of shit. Don't go to this Museum!

  • May 26, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Adams' ass is magnificent

    by Abominable Snowcone

    in this movie. Her eyes and her ass make the movie what it is. Whenever she was onscreen, I was looking at that lovely, grab-able ass of hers.

  • May 26, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    enjoyed it

    by only1

    I saw this flick with my 4 year old... imagine that, seeing it with the intended audience! Bottom line... kid loved it (especially Darth Vader... wish he had a big part in it). What I liked was I never saw the first one and was never feeling left out watching this. I didn't feel like I missed out on anything before. It reminded me of the flicks I watched as a kid just for the sake of being a kid. ....all you talkbackers who go to see it just bedcause you have to see all the big summer movies (or big movies in general) don't go as you'll tear it apart. If you have kids, nieces, nephews... then take them to see it.

  • May 26, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Millions will masturbate

    by Abominable Snowcone

    to Amy Adams' appearance in this movie when it hits DVD.

  • May 26, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    FIRE DOWN BELOW FIRE DOWN BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by TITBAG