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    May 27, 2009


    ENGLISH - (PG13) - 21 May 2009 - Comedy/Family/Adventure
    Distributor: 20th Century Fox
    Running time: about 105 mins.
    Director: Shawn Levy
    Producers: Shawn Levy, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
    Writers: Thomas Lennon (Screenplay); Robert Ben Garant (Story), Milan Trenc (Book)
    Casts: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest, Robin Williams
    Plot: Ben Stiller returns to the role of the unfortunate night watchman, Larry Daley who continues to encounter the living and breathing museum exhibits. This adventure takes the action to Washington D.C., where things at the Smithsonian aren't quite as quiet as one might think.


    Green Tea says:

    WARNING FOR SPOILER! 3 years ago, it did entertained us when the first film about the museum came alive was released, captivating the humour, originality and fantastic adventure. However, with silly plot lines and one can easily tells you to leave your brain at home while watching this. Again, three years later, history do repeat.

    The sequel to the highly entertained family adventure started with the brand new Larry Daley which has forged a fortune from his venture outside the usual night guard we have seen. However, he later found out that most of the artifacts and exhibit items will be locked forever, send away to the Smithsonian Institute due to renovation and upgrade work in the Museum of Natural History. Never the less, begins a new chapter of adventure for some of this items when it was revealed that the Akmenrah tablet was brought into the Smithsonian as well, thus making everything there alive.

    This new adventure has again produce nothing new and fresh idea for more octane entertainment. The story is so-so, and again does not need any explaination nor continuation to fill the story well. You may notice some events in the movie were left untouched later - for example Larry's son role in helping his father, Larry's venture company, were there no night guards in the complex and others. To make it worst, these stories became somehow incomplete, irrelevant and illogical.

    The plot of the new adventure in Smithsonian is again pointless and it borrows too much elements from the first movie. What you have watched in the first movie also comes back into the second one, thus making the story line yet again predictable.

    However, even the dumbest can tell that the humour is somehow lack in explosive as the first one. Fortunately, laughter is always something that we tend to treat it as the way it is, so comedy is kind of an easy sell to the audience, no matter how stupid or lame it is, people still loves it. I personally find that the comedy is still good but of course, not explosive.

    The cast is huge and variety but it is to pin point that Amy Adams, Hank Azaria and Ricky Gervais has did well. Enchantingly, Amy Adams as Amelia Eackhart did well to bring some life to the movie. Hank Azaria is also one dude that brings humour into play that well. Been sarcastic, he plays the triple role of Kahmunrah, Abraham Lincoln and The Thinker. He did them well and his mocking stylish comedic line delivered well.

    The effects are somehow stunning and well executed. The general appearance and perception are well done to illustrate a maniac situation. However, no matter how good the effects and Amy Adams is, the movie still suffers a hiccup in story board, and again you no need to bring your brain to watch this. It was not that bad for a movie at such, just been another round of sarcastic and lame humours.

    THE RATINGS.....
    - 3.5 stars

    - 2.5 stars

    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 4.0 stars
    EFFECTS - 4.5 stars
    an overall>> 3.5 stars
    GreenTea-O-Meter: 13.3

    1 comment:

    1. I heard many people said that it's not as good as the previous one, well, i'll still try it out


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