Because I have an 11-year-old in the house, and I’m a big fan of Dick Van Dyke, I went to see NIGHT IN THE MUSEUM…which proves the point that even the best special effects wizardry is no substitute for compelling stories and interesting characters. This is a tedious mess that apparently bored Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, and Ricky Gervais as much while they were making as it did all of us who had to watch it (The only actor who has the slightest bit of energy is Dick Van Dyke). Not even a fast-forward button could make this movie pass by quickly enough.
12 thoughts on “Night in the Museum aka Boredom in the Movie Theatre”
Sorry to hear that. My son and I already have tickets for tonights showing, though.
At least Rocky Balboa wasn’t a wash, which was a pleasant surprise.
Yesh, this was a pretty pathetic excuse for a Shopping Cart Movie.
The minute I saw the preview I thought: great premise, but how’s it going to sustain a whole movie?
I would have to add Eragon to the list of wish-I-hadn’t-spent-the-time-and-money movies.
My family liked it. (More than Eragon, actually).
You really have no morals or scruples Lee. I can’t believe that you are such a despicable person with little to no loyalty to Dick Van Dyke. You really should be ashamed of yourself. There are certain constants in life. Dick Van Dyke was someone you worked with for years, and as you have said repeatedly you have exceeding admiration for Van Dyke. For you not to like his movie is a ridiculous betrayal of your one-time good friend. I guess friendship means nothing to you Mr. Goldberg. I pity your partner Mr. Rabkin. If Mr. Rabkin made a movie independent of you, you would have an obligation to proclaim it the greatest movie ever, even if it were critically panned. You would not be allowed to dislike any movie made by Mr. Rabkin. For you to show contempt for Mr. Van Dyke, on what is supposed to be his greatest achievement, is a slap in the face to all moral values. Shame on you. Shame on you for being a horrible friend.
Professor Alicia Mcdonald-Jenkins, you are joking, right? I mean, well I don’t know? If you are being serious, you’re nuts.
I applaud Lee for giving his honest opinion of a film, no matter if it starred his Mom, or sisters, or brother, or himself. If he thinks it wasn’t that great, then saying he went and loved it and Mr Van Dyke gave the performance of his lifetime in such an amazing Oscar worthy film, is the wrong thing. I’m in an improv group. We are all good friends. If I would screw up a game we played( and I have), I would want one of the others to let me know (and they do). Then I try to figure out what I did wrong and learn from it. So I hope your post was suppose to be sarcastic. If so, it didn’t seem like it to me.
How did Madison like it?..
the movie will begin being shown on Thursday in Austria, maybe I’ll still watch it this week..
Madison has yet to see a movie she hasn’t liked.
Good to know, as my kids are bugging me to see it.
We saw a really terrific one last night, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS with Will Smith. My kids are almost 10 and they enjoyed it and I didn’t feel there was anything too inappropriate. I think the PG-13 is because of the F-word scrawled across the kids’ preschool wall. Four thumbs up.
Happy holidays Lee!
I liked it. I didn’t love it, but I was amused by the entire film. It could have been better, but I still had a good time for the $6.75 I spent. It would have been more, but the snack line was moving super slow. The theater I was in was pretty full and that surprised me especially for a Thursday afternoon.
To me it was a little weird for Dick Van Dyke’s character to be a kinda bad guy. I think he’s done in it in an episode of Matlock and maybe something else, but he was really cool in this movie. He and Mickey Rooney totally made this movie. I think I’ll be buying it when it comes out on DVD though mostly for those nights when there’s nothing good on TV.
The ex-wife’s role was inexcusable, her type is the reason why so many husbands tried to end their marriages early and end up in jail. Any child who views this movie needs a lecture on how bad the mother was…