Friday, December 26, 2014
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Review
It's of note that this movie does have a target audience, that being younger kids. In the specific showing I went to, several of my nieces and nephews were there with me, and from what I could tell, they were all enjoying themselves. In my opinion, if a movie succeeds in entertaining it's target audience, then that is really all that matters. However, you have heard me preach recently that it's very possible for a movie to not only entertain its target audience, but others as well. When it comes to a kids movie, if the movie can entertain both kids and adults, then it gets more kudos. In my opinion, this is a movie that successfully does both. At the very least, it entertained me. But I suppose you can just call me a kid at heart because I tend to be a lot nicer to these kids movies than many others are.
In the end, if you are a fan of the first two Night at the Museum movies, this is definitely a movie to check out. Of all the Holiday family films that have come out recently, I'd actually say this is the one that is most worth seeing. It has a great cast playing fun characters that just have a good time. It's a movie that's geared towards a younger audience and that audience will love this, so I'd especially recommend this to parents with younger kids. Also, I do think that this is a movie that works for both kids and adults, as I enjoyed the ride the whole movie. Finally, if you are a fan of Robin Williams, this movie is a great and emotional send-off to that amazing man. So it's also worth seeing for that aspect of it. Is this an epic movie? Is this one of the best of the year? No. But that doesn't matter. It's not trying to be. It's just trying to be a fun movie that is good for kids and it succeeds. I personally think that this has turned into quite the fun trilogy, so I'm going to give Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb an 8/10.