The Magic Ends Here
So, this is the last adventure of Ben Stiller and all the wax statues that come alive at night. The third instalment directed by Shawn Levy brings back actors who participated in the first and second series. And oh, Hugh Jackman made a brief appearance in this film as himself.
For the third series, Secret of The Tomb is still struggling with magic tablet that can make the statues come alive and real at night. However, in the third series, this tablet has a curse that makes the characters went bonker at exhibition night. McPhee (Ricky Gervais) lost his job because of this. The charcters in the museum went bonker because this magical tablet start rusting. Thus, Larry (Ben Stiller) accompanied by Theodore Roosevelt (Robin Williams), the capuchin monkey Dexter, Octavius (Steve Coogan) and others visited UK to learn the secrets of this magical tab from Merenkahre (Ben Kingsley), the father of Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek). The film also shown conflict between Larry with his no-longer-kid son, Nick (Skyler Gisondo).
Frankly speaking, there are no changes that distinguish Night at the Museum 1, 2, or 3. The film still focused on the “magic tablet,” and “character comes alive.” However, in terms of story and character, almost no difference with the predecessor. Conflict between Larry and Nick was cliche. The thing that saves Secret of The Tomb from failing is the potrayal of Teddy by the late Williams. It was probably a reminder how Williams is adored and loved by his warmth and humor. This film is entertaining but nothing memorable.