Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb


The magic is running out at the museum.

The magic is running out at the museum.

In “Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb,” Ben Stiller reprises his role as Larry Daley, the head of the newly established night program at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. After all the exhibits flip out and start attacking the guests, it is discovered that the Tablet of Ahkmenrah, which gives the exhibits the power to come to life, is quickly weakening. Now, Larry and his exhibit friends must travel to London in search of Ahkmenrah’s father, who created the tablet, to see if he knows what is wrong.

When they arrive at the museum in London, the team must face a whole new set of challenges against a whole new set of characters. One of these new characters is Sir Lancelot, a knight from Camelot. When Sir Lancelot confuses the tablet with the Holy Grail, Larry’s mission to save his friends is put in jeopardy. With the exhibits fading before his eyes and Sir Lancelot running throughout London with the tablet, Larry must work to save the exhibits before they are lost forever.

This movie is appropriately rated PG. There is a scene where the team battles a serpent that may scare the under eight-year-old crowd. Other than that, fans will enjoy seeing their favorite characters return as well as meeting exciting new ones. While there are references to the first two movies, there is no need to have seen the first two before seeing this one.

The third and final movie in the Night at the Museum series lacks some of the surprises in the first two movies, but the action and adventure gives fans what they have come to expect. In other words, fans are not going to be disappointed, but they will not leave the theater amazed either. The movie is a solid last chapter to a story that’s run its course.