Wow did I not have a fun time watching Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again! I am not happy to say that either as I really did enjoy the three (especially the first two) Night at the Museum movies. Thankfully, this was just thrown onto Disney Plus so I did not have to pay to watch it or even make the effort to check it out in a theatre.
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You can download or stream the film from a digital platform. Click on the Download button at the end of this review and make your choice. Check also the first three live-action films of the series – Night at the Museum (2006), Night at the Musem: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).
The Movie Review
What we have here is a completely unnecessary sequel. There is absolutely no need for Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again to exist. The third movie brought this to a close perfectly, but they just had to go to the well one more time. The main difference this time is a new voice cast and the fact that it is animated instead of being live-action.
The best thing that I can say about this movie is that I like the animation style. Rather than going 3D animated, it has a more 2D comic book look to it and I think that it looks good. While the cast is different there are also some people that I do like here such as Zachary Levi, Jack Whitehall, and Steve Zhan.
That though is all I can really say positively about Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Well that and how tasty the big bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk I had while watching it was. The thing about this movie is that everything is just so forced and nothing actually makes any sense, especially if you have seen the other movies.
The protagonist from the other movies, Larry Daley is heading to Japan to watch over a museum there and the exhibits that are alive convince him to get his son, Nick to be their new security guard. To be fair, as a premise to get Larry out of there and Nick be the main character it is not horrible.
The thing is, the characters are nothing like they were in the past movies. Teddy Roosevelt acts like a freaking moron and Doctor McPhee comes across as a mean-spirited jerk. The whole cast is just not likable at all and this sucks as I thought that they were a lot of fun in the other movies.
Now, that is bad enough, but for some reason, the tablet that brings the exhibits to life is back in this museum, if you have seen the other movies, this makes no sense at all that this tablet is here! It is lazy storytelling and it was like they just did not even bother coming up with a plausible explanation for why this tablet is back here when it clearly was taken away before!
The villain of the movie is Kahmunrah who has been brought back to life and now wants to use the tablet to build an army to take over the world. It is as cliché as you can get and the worst thing is, it just flat-out sucks. The humor is horrible, the characters are awful and this is a prime example of a movie that just should never have been made. I would have been so mad if this had been released in theatres and I actually paid to watch it!
- The movie at least looks good and I like the animated style they went for
- There are a few actors lending their voices to the movie that I like
- The plot of the movie makes no sense in terms of following the third movie
- Characters that were likable in the other three movies no longer are
- This is legit one of the worst movies I have seen on Disney Plus
- It gives Home Sweet Home Alone and Cheaper by the Dozen a run for their money!