Looking for a movie that is identical to the first? Look no further! The second movie in the Night at the Museum franchise is really the same as the first, with a new location and no Dick Van Dike, Mickey Rooney, and Bill Cobbs. Ben Stiller returns at Larry Daley, now a successful knick-knack salesman, who has created such “useful” items as the glow-in-the-dark flashlight and the giant dog-bone. He returns to the museum where he used to guard one day to find out they are all being sent into storage after a new breakthrough in virtual exhibits puts the old manikins out of style. They all are shipped to the Smithsonian, where they encounter the film’s villain Kamunrah (played by The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria), whose menacing look and annoying lisp make him an adversary to the manikins, who wants to take the tablet that keeps the manikins alive at night. So there is a battle at the Smithsonian. Whoop-de-doo. Along for the ride are favorites from the first (Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, and Robin Williams), and new friends (Amy Adams {who provides a solid performance}, and Bill Hader).

    The film is kind of like the kid who on the airplane kicks the back of your seat. You want to say something, but its jsut a kid.  That’s what this film is like…you want to not like it, but its just a harmless kids movie. The film does have a few laughs (and 100 cameos), but isn’t a constantly funny movie. If you didn’t like the first one, then sit this one out, if you enjoyed the first, then you will enjoy this one. Simple as that. Overall, the same as the first.