The kids and I recently watched Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. Secret of the Tomb is the third and final installment of Night at the Museum series. Even though the ending was a bit anti-climatic, we all liked the film. Like the first two movies, Secret of the Tomb has its share of entertaining moments. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn six things about the film.
Six Things About Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Blu-ray
The story of the secret tomb
The film starts off in the past when a secret tomb was uncovered. This tomb is also where the magical tablet was discovered. The story then flashes forward to present time. That’s when the tablet starts to lose its magical power and the museum characters struggle to live. In order to save his friends, Larry Daley has to find a way to restore the magical power of the tablet. His mission eventually leads Larry to The British Museum, which has it’s own interesting characters, animals and artifacts.
The ending is happy and sad
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb has a happy ending, but it’s also a little sad on two levels. First, it’s the final installment of the trilogy and it was sad to see the characters say their good-byes. The second reason the movie is on the sad side is because Night at the Museum 3 was the last film Robin Williams made before he died. I miss him. He was a wonderful actor and comedian. I still remember him from his early days on Mork and Mindy.
Rebel Wilson adds a little spark
Rebel Wilson joined the cast of Night at the Museum. She played the part of Tilly, a night guard at The British Museum. The kids and I still remember her as Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect. She was only in a few scenes in Secret of the Tomb, but she made them count. The movie also featured Ben Stiller (Larry Daley / Laaa), Robin Williams (Teddy Roosevelt / Garuda), Owen Wilson (Jedediah), Steve Coogan (Octavius), Ricky Gervais (Dr. McPhee), Dan Stevens (Sir Lancelot), Skyler Gisondo (Nick Daley), Rami Malek (Ahkmenrah), Patrick Gallagher (Attila the Hun), Mizuo Peck (Sacajawea), Ben Kingsley (Merenkahre), Crystal the Monkey (Dexter), Dick Van Dyke (Cecil), and Mickey Rooney (Gus). Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was directed by Shawn Levy.
The film seems short
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is 98 minutes long, but it seemed shorter. One of the reasons is because the action ended after about an hour. The last 30 minutes were essentially devoted to good-byes. I’m glad the major characters got to say goodbye in this final installment, but I felt cheated. I was expecting more action and gags than what I got.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is rated PG
The movie is rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language. I don’t remember any bad language, but I do remember the monkey peeing on two of the main characters. Otherwise, the film is fine for everyone.
The DVD and Blu-ray includes several bonus features
In addition to the movie on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD (Ultraviolet streaming), the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the following special features:
- Two Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Five More Deleted and Extended Scenes (Blu-ray only)
- Improv, Absurdity and Cracking Up — The Comedy of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
- Two Galleries
- Bonus Digital HD Movie — choice of one of the other movies in the franchise (Blu-ray only)
- The Theory of Relativity (Blu-ray only)
- Becoming Laaa (Blu-ray only)
- A Day in the Afterlife (Blu-ray only)
- The Home of History: Behind the Scenes of The British Museum (Blu-ray only)
- Fight at the Museum (Blu-ray only)
- Creating Visual Effects (Blu-ray only)
- Audio Commentary by Shawn Levy (Blu-ray only)