Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian takes the living museum concept and does something bigger with it. By taking all the action to the most famous collection of museums in the United States. The Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C. Since the events of Night at the Museum, Ben Stiller’s Larry Daley has left his night guard position to pursue his dream of being an inventor. All his success distracts him from the fact that all his friends at the American Museum of Natural History are being shipped off to the Smithsonian archives.
Specifically Sacagawea, Attila the Hun, Jedadiah, Octavius, and Dexter the monkey. Rexy and Theodore Roosevelt stay behind, but Robin Williams does show up again as a Teddy bust. The Egyptian tablet stays behind as well (or so they thought). Dexter swipes the tablet and it brings the entire Smithsonian to life. So it really helps to know a thing or two about history. And expect even more comedians. Like Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, or Hank Azaria. They’re hilarious, but some of them might have over improvised. Azaria plays Kahmunrah, evil brother of Ahkmenrah. He allies himself with famous historical villains Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Al Capone.
Meanwhile Larry first allies himself with General Custard. Then famed pilot Amelia Earhart. Amy Adams is the best new addition to the cast. Along the way they encounter famous exhibits like the Thinker, the Lincoln Memorial, the Air and Space Museum, and even paintings that they can walk into. All of it ends with a massive battle where Larry becomes a jedi night guard equipped with a flashlight saber. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian takes full advantage of its fun concept.