Night at the Museum
Directed by Shawn Levy. With Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke. A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.
I somehow skipped this entire franchise and as I’m desperate to watch something ‘new’ on DisneyPlus, I figured I’d give it a go. I also adore Robin Williams and while he’s not the main role for this movie, he is at the heart of the film. Additionally, the “Robin’s Wish” documentary mentioned the third film was were he started to notice issues with his memory and temperament, and that his wife was fully involved in trying to figure out what was going on with him. I naturally had a morbid curiosity about seeing if there was anything noticeable about his acting in the three films, but ended up enjoying this first one more than I thought I was going to, it has real heart and made me feel emotions, always a hallmark of a well make film imho.