Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian – Century 20 @ Bella Terra, Huntington Beach, CA

Absolutely BRILIANT sequel. The plot isn’t hackneyed and the adventure is out of this world!

Not too fond of Bill Hader’s portrayal of General George Custer. Although Hader is funny (see SNL and Hot Rod), I didn’t quite appreciate his humor and bravado as Custer. Then again, they were just using Custer in the same way they used Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) in the last film (as a cowardly, waxy version of the heroic person they’re molded after)…but they did it weird! Oh well. I was happy to recognize Bill Hader though (I couldn’t tell it was him on the cardboard cutout/poster).

Were there a lot of American “The Office” cameos (Andy, Kelli, and Cal) at Ricky Gervais’ request (he the star actor, writer, director of the British “The Office” and executive producer of the American “The Office”)? Or was it merely happy coincidence? I always wonder in these cases (Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor and “Beyond the Sea” co-star Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane) and then assume the worst…I mean it is Hollywood. Sometimes it’s good (this movie) and sometimes it’s bad (Superman Returns). 😉

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