Ben Stiller is not much of my favorite, but on this movie, ‘Night at the Museum’, he caught my heart. Ben plays as a night watchman, Larry, in the Museum of Natural History. His job may seem simple, but when the sun sets, that’s when the magic things happen. All of a sudden the statues become alive, even the T-rex skeletons. Larry is eventually busy chasing off the living creatures and preventing them from being got out of the museum. He also finds himself chased by the T-rex while he’s in the middle of a war between the tiny troops of Smithsonian and cowboys, and Indians. With the help of Mr. President Roosevelt (Robin Williams) he tried to find a way to end the chaos.
I think the performance of Ben Stiller and Robin Williams are great. They can play the characters very well. The graphic is excellent; the digital images are also alive, especially when Ben is in the middle of the war between the tiny men. I also favor the T-rex image, for it’s very much alive; a convincing work of bringing up the dead skeleton from centuries ago. The plot is simple yet a promising premise; an adventurous story in a simple setting. We can also get to know American history through this movie. The directing is good, camera angle is terrific. There are interesting menus on this DVD including trailer and deleted scenes. Audio commentary is also available. Overall, I like all about this movie. Its sequel, 'Night at the Museum 2 has been released recently and I just can't wait to watch it.