Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild violence and some scary scenes.

  • The pitch:

    The end will come.

  • Starring:

    Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Skyler Gisondo, Patrick Gallagher, Mizuo Peck, Ben Kingsley, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney

  • Directed by:

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time:

    98 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are smacked, near-skewered, slapped, tripped, electrocuted, shouldered, slammed into a wall, attacked by creatures, hit with objects, thrown around, held at knife-point, threatened, punched. People fall through the ground. Objects smashed, set alight, crushed. Gun pointed at crowd. Animals chased (hunting), attacked, punched, electrocuted. Break-and-enter. Screaming. Reference to Jewish slaves in Egypt. Blood/gore: Statues without heads/limbs come to life. Animal skeletons. Removing organs/mummification mentioned. Melting nose. Dying (old age) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Flirty dancing. Cleavage. Near-nude sculptures. Bare-chested male (centaur).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Teasing. Slang for bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Adventure, history, British Museum, dinosaurs, Pompeii, cavemen, electrocution, mummification, magic, ancient Egypt, nightwatchmen, Mongols, taxidermy, father-son relationships, parenting, relics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Monkey, lions, tiger, zebra, horses, warthog, T-Rex, Triceratops, snake creature, taxidermy heads. Defibrillator, volcano. Urination, magic.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Solid, satisfying, enjoyable, silly, sneaky, entertaining, well-crafted, inspiring, pleasant, fleet, kid-friendly. Fine performances, high-concept premise, swift-moving narrative, topnotch production values, seamless visual effects, clever scene set in Maurice Escher painting, slapstick mayhem, corny jokes, a fond farewell.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Straightforward, lazy, musty, junk, tedious, sentimental, uninspired, transparent. Limp comedy.

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