Ben Stiller

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

Director:

Shawn Levy

Starring:

Ben Stiller

Robin Williams

Owen Wilson

Steve Coogan

Dan Stevens

Rebel Wilson

Plot:

Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Review:

Movie ended on a sad note and not just because watching it I remembered how much I miss Robin Williams. What if I don’t want Larry, Ben Stiller, to move on with his life? What if I want him to be a night security guard for the rest of his days? Sure, I guess, they could do another with Rebel Wilson, but, no offense to her, it would not be the same.

Not sure why I reacted to the ending like I did because I’ve never been a huge fan of the movies. They’re cute and a nice little way to spend some time, which is all you need sometimes.

Anyway, the story was fine, a little contrived, they jumped forward on some things quickly. Mainly the relationship between Larry and his son, but it was a lot to cram into one movie. Lancelot actually made a joke about that and how it’s not how quests are done.

I liked the movie and if you’re looking for something on in the background it would be a good choice.

3/5

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty(2013)

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Directed By:

Ben Stiller

Starring:

Ben Stiller

Kristen Wiig

Plot Synopsis:

A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Review:

I haven’t gotten to go to the theatre too much since my daughter was born. I just don’t want to be that person. However over the holidays I was able to leave her with family while my husband and I went out. One of the movies we saw was The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Since I’d seen the preview I wanted to watch this, it was like a movie about what goes on in my brain. Only there were more explosions in the movie and less death. My husband wasn’t as enthusiastic but since I went to see a movie he wanted to see he went to this one as well.

Wow. I was not expecting to like this movie so much and neither was my husband. We both said, when leaving, that it was a must buy when it comes out. I will say I half expected the movie to be one of his fantasies and when I realized halfway through that it wasn’t I was happy and maybe a little bit jealous. I wish I could jump on a plane and just go somewhere, but there’s more than just my baby that’s holding me back on that one. Stupid money. Oh well, it was an awesome movie and I really wish more people had been as excited to see it as I was.

4.5/5