‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ Trailer: London Calling

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Many moons ago, Thomas Lennon (of Reno 911 fame) relentlessly teased the possibility of inflicting a third installment in the Night at the Museum series upon the movie going public. Chances are, so much time has gone by since he made his fateful, cryptic warning that everyone has completely forgotten about it. The project seemed to have drifted off into the horizon, like so much flotsam; that should make today’s reveal of the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer all the more jolting.

Yes, Larry Daley is back, and this time, he’s going global: for reasons that even a two minute and twenty one second promo can’t make clear, Larry has to make haste to London to help preserve the magical force that brings his museum exhibit buddies to life. Seems as though the franchise’s central MacGuffin – the Golden Tablet of Pharaoh Ahkmenrah – is running out of juice and needs a recharge, lest Larry’s legions of animated compadres cease to live. (Such as it is.)

So the new movie will take audiences across the pond, where the residents include¬†Pitch Perfect‘s Rebel Wilson (as a museum security guard with a grossly inflated idea of what the job entails in the US) and Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens (as Sir Lancelot, because of course Dan Stevens should play a knight in shining armor). They’re not the only new cast members, either – Ben Kingsley shows up as recurring character Ahkmenrah’s dad, while Skyler Gisondo steps in to play Larry’s grown up son.

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But don’t worry; nearly everybody else who has had a hand in the rest of the Night at the Museum trilogy is back for more, too, including Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Patrick Gallagher, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, and, naturally, Ben Stiller as our intrepid hero. Shawn Levy’s back, too, and he’s brought along his usual bag of kid oriented bathroom gags, as well as a surplus of giant CGI monsters for the cast to contend with; swapping a skeletal T-Rex for a triceratops seems like lowering the stakes, but maybe the giant stone lions and a hydra make up for that.

Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian had a rough time domestically, but turned a tidy profit worldwide; most likely, Fox is hoping for a similar outcome with Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (particularly with its holiday season release), but they’re probably not holding out for much else.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opens on December 19th, 2014.

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  1. That monkey is bananas! Reminds me of my dwarf hamsters

  2. This looks absolutely pathetic.

  3. My daughter was barely alive when the 2nd film was released and now, she’s heading into Kindergarten and has enjoyed both of the previous films as family movie night features. I’m so happy she’ll get to experience one of these films in the theater.

    • My daughter is older so we saw the first and second movies in the theater and even though I haven’t watched them again since she loved them both and has watched them over and over and is already talking about seeing this one.

      So as a father who still tries to milk every second of her still being “daddy’s little girl” we’ll see this opening weekend. :)

      • Enjoy every second of it. :D

  4. I enjoyed the first one plenty thought it was fun and funny the second one I didn’t really care for this one on the other hand does look like it has more of what I liked in the original than the second so we’ll see what happens

  5. Did I just see a Tom Cruise cameo?? Lol check out the caveman

    • That was actually Ben Stiller as the caveman

    • I am pretty sure that was Cruise.

      They have a running gag about how they resemble each other.

    • I thought it was Stiller upon 1st viewing, but I’m starting to think you guys might be right. Cruise isn’t listed on IMDB, but Stiller isn’t listed as playing the Caveman either. If it is Cruise, that’s pretty funny how they tricked the general public.

      • I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed this!!!

  6. Will be crushed by the hobbit

  7. Looks Awesome !
    Nice Surprise ,family loves those Movies !

  8. I really like the first one…to me its a classic family movie. The second one was ok. Hopefully this one is good.

  9. I’m a musem nerd by trade, so regardless of how stupid these movies look, I love them just because my inner 7 year old that would sit in front of the Dinosaur Exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, loves it. Could have done without the peeing joke though, to be honest.

  10. I liked all of them, as for the hobbit crushing this, duhh. I will go see – now stretch your little minds here, the pain is a good thing: BOTH OF THEM!! Wow, a concept right out of metaphysics. Asto being “Gone With the Wind”? No. It is “simple fun”. Enjoy the shenanigans of the monkey nd the little guys and all of it. Reach back and get your child on. Run in the “field”… I will. I loved Sharknado 2: The Second One. Wny? Because I LET MYSELF DO SO. try it, things get to be a lot more fun tht way.

  11. Where’s Hank Azaria ?