We finally got to watch Night at the Museum, and even though it was clearly made for a younger/tinier audience, I have to admit that I was impressed with most of it. For one thing, the special effects were really well done and I really enjoyed watching all of the characters coming to life (yeah… the T-rex is well done!). Also, the story is pretty much straight out of a kid’s imagination. Who, as a kid, hasn’t dreamed of seeing all the things they see at a museum come to life? It’s very cool that they have put that on film for us to enjoy.
Otherwise, what made the movie work for me was Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Rickey Gervais, and Dick Van Dyke, of course. The cast was a lot of fun. All in all, it’s more of a kid’s movie, but every once in a while, that’s just what we need: A feel-good movie. A movie that brings back the kid in us and makes us feel younger again, sort of like Dick Van Dyke in the movie!