Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb continues the hilarious antics of first two films [Review]

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb continues the hilarious antics of first two films [Review]

If animals earned Oscars, then Crystal, the monkey that plays Dexter in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, would get my vote.

The third instalment of the franchise crashed on to screens this week like a T Rex's foot through a rooftop, with most of the old characters present. If you've missed the first two movies, the basic storyline is that an ancient Egyptian tablet in the New York Museum of Natural History allows the exhibits to come to life - hilarity ensues.

In this movie, there is something wrong with the tablet, and pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) says the only person who knows how to fix it would be his father. His mum and dad are exhibits at the British Museum, and so everyone heads off to London to save the tablet.

British history exhibits coming to life can be more than a little creepy - hint: a lot of the statues are missing arms or even heads - but there are some definite LOL moments.

While younger audiences will love the slapstick and the great CGI, more mature audiences will also appreciate the more subtle banter.

Of course it's not all fun and laughter as two of the film's legendary stars, Robin Williams and Mickey Rooney are no longer with us. This movie is a fitting tribute to both.

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This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Hilarity moves across the sea

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