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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: The IMAX Experience

bigImage It's a new "Night" and "Museum" for Ben Stiller, who is joined by several other stars from the original film, as well as new characters from history -- including Amy Adams as famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Hank Azaria as villainous Egyptian pharaoh Kahmunrah, Christopher Guest as Russian tyrant Ivan the Terrible and Alain Chabat as Napoleon. Owen Wilson is back as cowboy Jedediah, and Robin Williams again rides into history as Teddy Roosevelt. The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the world's largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capone's rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothy's ruby red slippers and Archie Bunker's lounge chair. No major film has ever shot inside the Smithsonian in Washington ... until NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN.

In this second installment of the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM saga, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) has left behind the low-paying world of guarding museums to become a sought-after inventor of Daley Devices infomercial products. He seems to have it all -- but something is missing in his life, something that draws him back to his old haunt, the Museum of Natural History, where he once had the magical night of a lifetime. There, he makes an unsettling discovery. His favorite exhibits, indeed some of his truest friends, have been deemed out-of-date. Packed into crates, they await shipment to the vast archives of the Smithsonian. Now, Larry must try to save his formerly inanimate friends from what could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of which, from the famous paintings on the walls to the rocket ships in the halls, suddenly have a mind of their own.

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Twentieth Century Fox presents a 21 Laps/1492 Pictures production, A Shawn Levy Film, Ben Stiller "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest, Alain Chabat, and Robin Williams. Music by Alan Silvestri. Costume Designer: Marlene Stewart. Film Editors: Don Zimmerman, A.C.E., Dean Zimmerman. Production Designer: Claude Paré. Director of Photography: John Schwartzman, ASC. Executive Producers: Thomas M. Hammel, Josh McLaglen, Mark Radcliffe. Written by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon. Produced by Shawn Levy, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan. Directed by Shawn Levy. "The Thinker" sculpture by Auguste Rodin.

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Outside Reviews:

"A trip to a real museum is more enjoyable than "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"" By Kamuela Kaneshiro, Honolulu Film Examiner

"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" By Lael Loewenstein, Variety

"Dad’s at Another Museum. Does That Make Him an Exhibitionist?" By A. O. Scott, The New York Times

"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" By James Berardinelli, Reelviews

"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" By Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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