Night At The Museum 3; Film On Friday
It's only rated as a PG, which explained why we were, once again, the only family minus a child under 10, but it was a whole family choice. We have seen and enjoyed both 1 and 2, and the lads saw the trailer and said that, since this would be the last film in the series and (with added pathos) the last Robin Williams film we would probably see at the cinema, then it would be a fitting thing to see.
The basic premise follows on from 1 and 2. that a tablet of gold discovered with an ancient egyptian tomb has the power to bring everything in the museum to life. However, the tablet has a nasty case of greenitus and things are going bad for the museum. They decide to send it to the British Museum where the Egyptian Pharaoh's Dad's mummy and Mummy's mummy are kept so that they can lend their experience to the problem. Does it get sorted? I'm not going to say; only that it was an enjoyable romp, with no real peril, but plenty of pathos. Robin Williams put in a performance that, with hindsight, is tinged with sadness. "Let us go, Larry. Our time is up." had me welling up with tears. And Lancelot played by Dan Stevens is a fun character.
There are some cute cameos by Hugh Jackman and a 93 year old Mickey Rooney, and as much madcap capers as the storyline can support. We really enjoyed the Trafalgar Square lions coming to life and chasing a torch light, as well as other mythological and ancient statuary that causes amusement and peril in equal measure.
All in all a fitting end to a series that we as a family have enjoyed. We'll look out for it on Sky rather than buy the DVD, but we'll watch it when it is on.