Director: Shawn Levy
Writers: David Guion, Mark Friedman and Michael Handelman
Cast: Ben Stiller, Rebel Wilson, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams
Studio: 20th Century Fox
“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” happened. America lets a ton of movies happen at the Holidays, but we live in a world where this happened. I wish that audience members would direct the venom they give to Sandler movies and aim it at lackluster film fare. There’s absolutely no reason for this film to exist other than to remind people that there were two other movies. The film was kinda sad to see the now dead Mickey Rooney and Robin Williams cracking wise. Then, there was Dick van Dyke. Mortality can be a bitch sometimes.
I would say that I’m shocked that Night at the Museum became a trilogy, but that would be a lie. After all, we’re looking at the same country that turned “American Sniper” into a rapidly approaching 300 million dollar hit. However, I didn’t see families exactly clamoring over this film. I figure that rehashes that bare more than a passing resemblance to their past counterparts is no different than staying home and watching on home video. Studios should remember home video. It’s that cash cow side industry that they like to use and abuse as they see fit.
I really thought that this movie was going to make more money than it did. But, people wised up or seeing Robin Williams one last time made them depressed. I don’t like to speculate on financial fortunes, but it’s telling that a month after release…you don’t hear any kids talking about the movie. Hell, I had to get reminded about the Hugh Jackman stuff the other day. It’s forgettable fluff, but it’s fluff that has its place in the great scheme of things. Whatever that is.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!