Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Night at the Museum

If I was a movie critic I would probably give Night at the Museum a slightly negative review, but I'm just a normal movie watching dude so I guess it was entertaining enough. Besides, I've been wanting to watch any movie for quite a while, and there are so few decent movies showing this time of year for some reason.

Anyway, it's like, they came up with a simple enough idea for the movie: "Ben Stiller is the nightguard at a museum where everything comes to life at night!", and then they exhaust all the wacky situations that they can get out of that premise and tie them together into a movie. A very big chunk of the movie is composed of Ben Stiller running around the museum jumping from one random punchline to another with the different museum exhibits. Escaping the T-Rex skeleton... running from Attila the Hun... slapping the monkey... Some of the jokes are laugh-out-loud funny and some of them are pure cheese. The result is a mixed bag, but overall the movie was enjoyable enough. :->

There's really just a drought of good movies lately. Last weekend's #1 grossing movie in the US was "Epic Movie", a cheap Scary Movie-like spoof of everything that has yet to get a single positive review. :|

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