Night At The Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again: Movie Review!
I recently watched Night At The Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again. This is my own personal review on the new movie. I am going to say I DID and DID NOT like. This is just my opinion so please do not take my word for it. Beware: there will be spoilers!
When I heard that Disney Plus was making a new animated Night At The Museum movie, I had mixed feelings about the news. I loved the Night At The Museum film trilogy made by Twentieth Century Fox. It is one of my favorite trilogies. It had cool Historical facts, likable characters, great CGI, nice storytelling, good humor, fascinating places, and AWESOME music by Alan Silvestri!
This movie's trailer however, did not exactly make me excited. I did not have high hopes for it. The animation, to me, was just ok.
When I finally watched the movie on Disney Plus, my heart sank. I watched it TWICE and I am sad to say that I did not like this movie for many reasons. It is my least favorite movie in the Night At The Museum franchise.
However there were things that I did like.
•The animation that I actually was ok with was the outside and inside of the museum. I liked the design of Rexy the T-Rex skeleton, the designs of the animals, and the design of the Tablet of Ahkmenrah was pretty cool. My favorite character was still Rexy the T-Rex skeleton. He was the only character that never changed and I loved that.
Now moving on to what I did not like.
•The characters (except Rexy) were not likable and had little to no character development. I could not find a single scene in this movie where I was rooting for them.
•Nick's character drastically changed from the teenager I remember from Secret Of The Tomb.
•Why did they replace Robin Williams?! (Rest In Peace)...More! Example: I loved the character as Robin Williams portrayed it and nothing can top it in my opinion.
•Why did they erase all the things that made the film trilogy so GREAT?! Like what?!
•It just seemed like Secret Of The Tomb never happened!
•The "humor" was not funny to me. (Except the part where Rexy eats the new night guard in the beginning, where Rexy tries to eat Kahmunrah and whips him with his tail out of the museum, and where Rexy freezes on purpose when Dr. McPhee turns around.) I do not think those scenes were enough of a balance of humor.
•Where in the heck is Ahkmenrah?! His character is a standout and I feel it was ignored.
•Kahmunrah' return was so unnecessary and it did not make sense to me.
•Where are the other characters from Secret Of The Tomb?!
•The music (both score and pop songs) were a bad mix to me.
•The rest of the animation of the movie was severely lacking to me.
•The movie felt like something from a throwback cartoon to me.
•Why doesn't Dr. McPhee remember anything from the trilogy?! This could have added so much content to the movie.
•The ending left a lot to be desired.
What did you think of the movie? Let me know in the comments. Have a good weekend!