Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009, USA/CDN) C-105m. SCOPE ** D: Shawn Levy. Starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams, Christopher Guest, Alain Chabat, Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Shawn Levy, the Jonas Brothers, voice of Eugene Levy. Inevitable sequel brings now-successful Stiller to the Smithsonian in Washington, where most of the exhibits have been transferred to because the old museum will close. Then the original pharao's brother is resurrected and wants to summon an army to become the ruler of the world. Lots of action and effects, but it seems the movie is only buoyed some nice performances (not the Pharao's) and Alan Silvestri's majestic score, the plot is wearing dangerously thin.

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