“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” acted as an impressive third installment of Director Shawn Levy’s “Night at the Museum” series.
Though it’s definitely considered to be a kid’s film, the movie had emotional aspects that could be appreciated by all age groups.
Ben Stiller’s character, Larry Daley, not only appears on screen as the night guard, but almost more importantly as a father.
Throughout the film, and throughout the chaos of awakening a giant museum for the first time, Daley struggles with understanding his son’s plea to skip out on college.
As the film comes to an end, the idea of individualism prevails as Daley decides his son should make the decisions regarding his own future.
Compared to its predecessors, the third “Night at the Museum” was by far the most humorous. The originality of the plot was also massively impressive (considering the third movie of every film trilogy usually lacks compared to the first and second).
Putting comedy aside, the most emotional aspect of the film, as would be expected, was the appearance of Robin Williams’ Teddy Roosevelt. His on-screen goodbyes seemed almost directed towards the audience with a larger meaning following his death.
Overall, the film is deserving of four out of five stars. It’s definitely worth seeing in theaters, or at least (once it’s released) on DVD.