As probably the best installment in the series–slightly passing up the first film–Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb gives us much of what we desired from its predecessors–a long awaited clarification of the tablets “rules”. It’s as though the filmmakers listened to and abided by the critics’ recommendations. And while having its fair share of minor plot holes also, this new movie clears up a lot of gaping ones from the first two films.
While not perfect, it’s even funnier than the first and even makes you tear up. They also give Larry a new obstacle to face–growing tensions with his dependence-seeking son.
This film includes much of what we were lacking in the mediocre 2nd movie–an element of surprise and wonder, a good twist, less characters, and an acceptable inner-conflict for the main protagonist.
But unless I’m misunderstand something, I’m still wondering why some of the characters weren’t affected by the corroding tablet during the battle of the nine-headed snake.