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Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian [DVD] [2009]

Ben Stiller , Amy Adams , Shawn Levy    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke
  • Directors: Shawn Levy
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0026MT4IO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,173 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Ben Stiller wrestles with extinct beasts, historical figures, and meddling monkeys in Night at the Museum 2, the sequel to the popular 2006 special-effects extravaganza. This time, the ancient Egyptian tablet (the one that brings all the exhibits at New York's Museum of Natural History to life at night) is being shipped off to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.--which, as the movie diligently tells us, is the largest museum in the world. Naturally, former museum guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) heads down to rescue it (and, by extension, keep his magical museum friends alive). He ends up fighting with a nasty pharaoh who talks like Boris Karloff (Hank Azaria, The Simpsons) and falling in love with Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams, Enchanted). All the old gang are along for the ride, including Dexter the monkey; much face-slapping and special effects ensue. There aren't many surprises, but Battle of the Smithsonian is cheerful enough to entertain everyone who enjoyed the first movie. The great supporting cast from the first movie returns, including Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, and Robin Williams. --Bret Fetzer

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.

Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan return in the action-packed comedy sequel Night At The Museum 2. When an evil Egyptian pharaoh is awoken en route to Washington's Smithsonian Institute, Larry must rescue his inanimate buddies from historically-inspired tyranny.

Night has fallen on the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds... yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) finds himself lured into his biggest, most imagination-boggling adventure yet in which history truly comes alive. In this second installment of the Night at the Museum saga, Larry faces a battle so epic it could only unfold in the corridors of the world's largest museum. Now, Larry must try to save his formerly inanimate friends from what could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of which, from the famous paintings on the walls to the rocket ships in the halls, suddenly have a mind of their own.

The first ever film shot in the Smithsonian complex, the fun begins as Larry has left behind the low-paying world of guarding museums to become a sought-after inventor of Daley Devices infomercial products. He seems to have it all - but something is missing in his life, something that draws him back to his old haunt, the Museum of Natural History, where he once had the magical night of a lifetime. There, he makes an unsettling discovery. His favourite exhibits, indeed some of his truest friends, have been deemed out-of-date. Packed into crates, they await shipment to the vast archives of the Smithsonian.

Their fate is unknown - that is, until Larry recieves a distress call from the miniature cowboy Jebediah (Owen Wilson), who informs



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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This review is based on having been to see the film in the cinema with my family.

Although the film can stand on its' own, it is a sequel to the original "A Night at the Museum" film (2006), which was very loosely based on the book by by Milan Trenc. There are a lot of little details which will be amusing or poignant to viewers who had seen the first film but will go completely over the heads of those who have not. I would advise anyone who is thinking of going to see this and hasn't watched the first film to rent or buy that one first.

Both films are based on the idea of museums in which all the exhibits come to life at night. Where the first film was played occasionally for drama but mostly for laughs, this film is played for laughs from start to finish. It's no great work of art, but it aims to be funny and entertaining and often succeeds.

As someone who liked the first film a lot, I didn't think this was quite up to the same standard, but my seven-year old twins really enjoyed it, while my wife and I coped by switching off our critical faculties, ignoring the holes in the plot, and just enjoying the humour.

With the exceptions of Carla Gugino as Rebecca the receptionist, and of Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney and Bill Cobbs as the outgoing night guards, almost all the star-studded cast of the first film get at least cameo roles in this one.

Ben Stiller returns as the central character Larry Daley, Jake Cherry as his son Nick, and Ricky Gervais as Dr. McPhee, the Director of the New York museum of natural history.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun family movie 21 Jan 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
We really enjoyed this movie. My son loved the first one so we really wanted this when it came out.

I am very careful what I let him watch, expecially PG stuff as he is only 3 and I find some things rated as such can be a little scary still, but this was no problem at all. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting a couple of hours entertainement!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny Film - 5 Stars! 23 Feb 2010
Format:Blu-ray
I loved this film at the cinema, so couldn't wait for it to come out on Blu-ray. This is an excellent addition to any collection and the Blu-ray extras are really good. I liked the fact that it came with a digital copy for my iPhone. I highly recommend you buy this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good sequel 23 Dec 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great follow up to the original movie that built on the relationships between the key characters and introduced a number of new themes. Liked the story line and the film absolutely stood up on its own. Nice excerpts from history generally. Some very funny and equally moving scenes. Sequels are often difficult and for me and my family (aged 10 to 41) the film worked and was greatly enjoyed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Night at the museum 2 12 Dec 2009
Format:DVD
Night at the museum 2, is a great follow-up from night at the museum,
In museum one Ben Stiller was the care taker, and everything came alife at night.
This was such a good laught and had a good story line.
In night at the museum 2 BEn stiller had bought this own little company, after work one night he went to the museum to find they were packing everything up to put it into storage. He got up set and wanted to find where they were keeping everything, he found where they were storing things and broken in to try and get the tablet which is what made everything come a life. Without the tablet the museum would be just like every other one at night.
This film is great for all ages to enjoy, at great night at home with the kids and pizza.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for a Night In 5 Mar 2010
By OEJ TOP 100 REVIEWER TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
A seven-year-old's summary: "It's a brilliant film! It's different from the first one, and better too - especially in Blu-ray! It was a bigger museum with much more interesting characters. Larry made friends with a lady called Amelia and they fought all the baddies together. It was really funny when the dinosaur skeleton acted like a pet dog, wagging his tail. I loved this film and I want to see it again."

A ten-year-old's point of view: "I really liked it! I felt it was better than the first film, I liked the lady called Amelia who was a famous aeroplane pilot from the early days of aviation, and I thought there was more action and humour this time. I liked the way the animals came to life - monkeys, a giant octopus, an ostrich, a moose, a squirrel, a zebra and a mammoth. I'm going to tell my friends to get this DVD."

A fourteen-year-old's opinion : "It was a brilliant film, with the same characters as in the first film as well as some new ones, facing new threats and new dangers. It was funny and adventurous, and one of the things I liked about it was the bringing to life of some famous historical characters and events, managing to mix humour with a bit of education as well. I'm keen on history anyway so I particularly liked this. I'd recommend it to my friends at school."

As for me, I was captivated by the visual wonders of the high-definition on display. I've seen a lot of Blu-ray films now, and I would guess that only about half of them are clearly worth paying the extra for HD. This film is definitely an example of Blu-ray adding value and justifying the price, as it simply adds to the viewing experience.
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Published 3 days ago by Rik Burek
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good entertainment good price
Published 4 days ago by tamarind1972
4.0 out of 5 stars Museum 2.
A very good follow on from the first museum movie, its a great family fun movie. I enjoyed it a lot.
Published 1 month ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Viewing
Really enjoyed this film. Great family entertainment for the whole family. Education in a fun way. Definitely recommend. Received as promised.
Published 1 month ago by Angela Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Alright At The Museum Too!
I bought this film for my dorter, Dorothea, but mussay I end up enjoy it justasmuch meself. Ben Spiller is illarious wile Steve Cougarn an that bloke with a bent nose both take... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Richard Shillam
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice movie
It's a nice movie, I enjoyed watching it. There are new characters but the 2nd in the serie is as good as the first.
Published 2 months ago by Lyne
5.0 out of 5 stars A lighthearted film
This is as daft as the first film but makes you smile. Just a bit of fun to wind down to.
Published 3 months ago by Reeveth
4.0 out of 5 stars Night at the museum 2.
Bought this DVD to follow on from the first one and found this quirky but enjoyable. Blue-Ray quality enhanced the viewing experience also.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. D. Yuill
5.0 out of 5 stars a great follow up
A must for an night at the museum fan, a great follow up on the original film. Great value for this dvd
Published 6 months ago by Wayne D'Eath
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun family film
A great family film! The children thoroughly enjoyed it as too did the adults very entertaining. I would highly recommend it.
Published 7 months ago by mrs lisa eyre
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