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An irresistible concept meets computer-generated wonders in Night at the Museum, inspired by a 1993 children's book by Milan Trenc. Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley, an underachieving inventor waiting for his ship to come in while getting evicted from one apartment after another for lack of funds. Larry's son needs some stability, so the well-meaning ne'er-do-well takes a job as night watchman at New York City's Museum of Natural History. What the soon-to-retire guards (Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs) don't tell him is that an ancient pharaoh's tablet in the museum causes everything on display to come to life at night. Thus, Larry meets representations of Teddy Roosevelt, Attila the Hun, fire-worshipping cavemen, and Roman Empire soldiers, and learns to cope with an excitable T-Rex and man-eating, ancient animals. The film might have left things at that, but an added story element gives Night at the Museum some extra urgency and excitement, especially fo! r kids: Larry becomes responsible for keeping this nightly miracle going and preventing anything in the museum from dying due to exposure to sunrise. Computer effects, as well as wildly imaginative costumes and makeup, help make the film appeal to the 8-year-old in everyone. Director Shawn Levy (The Pink Panther) works with a hugely talented cast, including Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Carla Gugino, and Steve Coogan. --Tom Keogh
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first time my 5 and 6 year old ever saw this and they just loved it completelyPublished 13 hours ago by Marisol Santiago
Entertaining family movie which adds to our Saturday night collection. Lighthearted and fun and of course, besides Ben Stiller, a joy to watch Robin Williams. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Suzie Shopper
My sons, 8 and 10 years old and nerdy history buffs, loved it.
Not very many jokes for the more mature audience though.
fun little movie for the kids, and as an adult, I enjoyed it enough to watch it with them.Published 3 days ago by john p biesecker
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|Anyone notice that the Widescreen version..||
This widescreen film has a 1.85 aspect ratio. This WILL fill an HDTV screen without bars on top and bottom. However, a widescreen film with a 2.35 aspect ratio will exhibit bars on top and bottom.
HDTV has a 16:9 aspect ratio which is approximately 1.78.
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Feb 18, 2008 by Michael Goldfield | See all 2 posts
I agree. I really love the special effects, the humor, and the characters in the film. Meanwhile, the second DVD will educate viewers on how this masterpiece was created by taking them behind-the-scenes.
Jul 9, 2009 by Old&NewCountryFan | See all 2 posts
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