In this sequel to the hit comedy, Ben Stiller returns as hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley, who must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they’ve been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry’s (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams), Abe Lincoln (Hank Azaria) and Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest). Owen Wilson and Robin Williams co-star. (Netflix)
Now, I thought the first one was a lot of fun. Thankfully, this one followed in its footsteps. Yes, there are some glaring holes. Mainly, how come there is no other night guard? How do they not get caught in the most protected area in the nation? That aside though, this was still enjoyable, especially for anyone interested in history. They also did a nice job of integrating the old characters, like Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan) with the new ones such as General Custer (Bill Hader) and Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams). Adams practically stole the show away from Ben Stiller, who still did a good job. Also introducing works of art in the Art Museum coming to life was also a fun convention and provided one of the best scenes in the movie. Overall, if you were a fan of the first one, this is a nice follow up that is likely to please.