Itâ€™s the weekend, jump for joy!
Cowboys, Roman soldiers and Darth Vader oh yes!
Amelia Earhart: [in awe] Great Gatsby!
Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan are back in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.
General George Armstrong Custer: Any questions
[Sacajawea raises her hand]
General George Armstrong Custer: [Mumbles her name]
Sacajawea: That is not my name.
General George Armstrong Custer: Sacajamea?
General George Armstrong Custer: Sac, Sack-in-a-box?
General George Armstrong Custer: Cinco De Mayo. Mission Accomplished
Relishing in its success from 2006, the new film sets Larry Daley (Stiller) returning to visit the Museum of Natural History(v1) (consequently my favourite place in Washington D.C., but in the film, the Museum of Natural History we are discussing is the one in New York City) to find out the Museum of Natural History(v2) is closed for renovations and Larryâ€™s old friends are being moved to the Federal Archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Soon after he gets a frantic phone call from Jedediah (Wilson) urging him to come save the gang of exhibits from Ahkmenrah’s (Rami Malek)Â older, and crazy brother, Kah Mun Rah (Hank Azaria).
New foes include: Al Capone, Ivan IV of Russia, Kah Mun Rah and Napoleon the I of France.
Cast ListÂ for your reference:
- Ben Stiller as Lawrence “Larry” Daley
- Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart
- Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt
- Owen Wilson as Jedediah Smith
- Steve Coogan as Octavius
- Ricky Gervais as Dr. McPhee
- Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah
- Brad Garrett as the Voice of The Easter Island Head
- Jake Cherry as Nicholas “Nick” Daley
- Patrick Gallagher as Attila the Hun
- Mizuo Peck as Sacagawea
- Martin Christopher as Meriwether Lewis
- Martin Sims as William Clark
- Hank Azaria as Kah Mun Rah and the voices of the Lincoln Memorial Statue and The Thinker
- Bill Hader as Gen. George Armstrong Custer
- Alain Chabat as Napoleon Bonaparte
- Christopher Guest as Ivan the Terrible
- Jon Bernthal as Al Capone
- Eugene Levy as Albert Einstein Bobbleheads (Voice)
- Keith Powell as Tuskegee Airman 1
- Craig Robinson as Tuskegee Airman 2
- Thomas Lennon as Wilbur Wright
- Robert Ben Garant as Orville Wright
- Nick Dash as Ulysses S. Grant
- Jonah Hill as Brundun, Smithsonian Security Guard
- Mindy Kaling as the tour guide at Smithsonian Museum (see trailer)
- Ed Helms as one of Larry’s co-workers
- Alberta Mayne as Kissing NurseÂ
- Clint Howard as part of one of the space exploration exhibits
- Carroll Spinney as the voice of Oscar the Grouch
- The Jonas Brothers as the voice of the Cherubs
- Jay Baruchel as Sailor Joey Motorola
- Thomas Morely as Darth Vader
Kah Mun Rah: [From trailer]
Kah Mun Rah: Is that you breathing? Because I can’t hear myself think! There’s too much going on here; you’re asthmatic, you’re a robot. And why the cape? Are we going to the opera? I don’t think so.
To ease your move-going experience, if you haven’t seen the first Night at the Museum, Teddy Roosevelt explained to Larry that the Tablet of Akmenrah is how the artifacts come to life at night. First brought to the museum in 1952, the Egyptian artifact keeps the exhibits alive as long as they remain in the museum. Should they venture outside, at sunrise they turn to dust.
One of the best things about the film? The romp through the various Smithsonian museums and trek across D.C.
One a side note, all Smithsonian museums in D.C are free, so if you are ever in the area be sure to check them out.
I recommend DK Eyewitness Guide Books to ease your journey. Nope, they are not paying me to endorse, as a traveler, I find them absolutely the best.
Home to 5.3 million people in the Washington Metropolian area,Â the District of Columbia, D.C., is the capital of the United States founded on July 16, 1790.
Unlike most cities in the United States, not all the streets are numerical. Actually, cross streets are alphabetical and U-Street has most of the â€œhangoutsâ€ for young crowds, including unique restaurants.
If you never have had Ethiopian food before, D.C. can also boast numerous establishments to serve its diverse population.
Six of the top 10 buildings in the American Institute of Architects’ 2007 ranking of “America’s Favorite Architecture” are located there: the White House, the Washington National Cathedral, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Find a great list of musems here. Be sure to check out the Smithsonian website to see if they are free and are under the Smithsonian umbrella. Go here for a list of National Historic Landmarks as well.