Night At The Museum 3 – A Review

Now that my twins are 5 years old it’s great that we can watch more family movies together. They used to only have the attention span for animated kiddie films but now they will happily sit, watch, understand and enjoy most family features.

When I saw that Night At The Museum (by Twentieth Century Fox) had a third installment being released and I had the opportunity to go and see it, I jumped at the chance!

I have seen both previous movies and recently, my three younger children saw the original Night at The Museum for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a great concept, especially for children; the idea that all the museum exhibits come to life at night is terribly intriguing and exciting. We were definitely looking forward to seeing this new film in London’s West End.

night at the museum 3Arriving at the cinema for the special preview screening

night at the museum 3Meeting some of the films characters

night at the museum 3Fun in the foyer

When we arrived at the cinema, we were treated to an array of dressed up characters from the movie mingling around with everyone… of course my twins thought they were the actual characters which was cute! It was very busy, lots of families there to see this last ever offering in the mega popular film series, and lots of activities were provided to entertain before the screening! We had the opportunity of taking part in a green screen photo shoot, there were face/arm/caricature painting artists as well as all the delicious refreshments!

Then it was time to take our seats! The screen in the IMAX theatre in Leicester square was, of course, enormous! Quite astounding to be honest….

night at the museumA spokesman from Fox introduced the film.. he looked almost microscopic next to the gigantic Imax screen!

 

 So what’s the film about?

Well, Night of Museum 3 is being billed as the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) leaves New York City for London, uniting favourite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Our Verdict

Well, I have to say that I absolutely loved this film! It was fast paced and hilarious, some real laugh out loud moments that all three of my children babbled on about for hours after! Each of the funny characters all had their own appeal, from the dumb Neanderthal who grunted his way through the film, to the bossy, cheeky little monkey who pee’d on the two miniature people to put out a volcano’s lava (my twins favourite bit!).

There was plenty of action as the characters were on a race against time to get the magic tablet to London and keep all the exhibits alive before the tablet’s magic ceased.

It was poignant watching the utterly brilliant Robin Williams in one of his last films, taking on the major role of Teddy Roosevelt, as well as Mickey Rooney… also making an appearance; both of who are sadly no longer with us. I was also mesmerised by Dan Stevens who played Sir Lancelot in the movie… of course, here we all know and love him for playing Matthew in Downton Abbey, a role he left to make Night at The Museum 3 so I was curious to see how he performed, he didn’t disappoint!

Ben Stiller was, as usual, fantastic, as was Rebel Wilson who played the night guard at the British Museum…. she was hilarious, we laughed so much at some of her scenes!

I think this is a real feel good movie, it’s nice and easy but action packed and oh so funny! A great family feature that gets a definite thumbs up from us.

Night At The Museum 3 opens in cinemas across the UK from this Friday 19th December. 

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