By Graham "GSM" Matthews
When I first heard that they were making another sequel to "Night at the Museum," it was on the same day Robin William, one of the film's most notable stars, passed away in August. It was when I learned that "Night at the Museum 3" would be one of Williams' final acting performances. It came as a surprise to me when I heard that this movie had just wrapped up production because I hadn't heard anything about it prior to that point and it never felt like the "Night of Museum" movies were intended to be a trilogy. I've seen them referenced as a trilogy recently, but I never knew that was the plan when the first two were released. Nevertheless, I loved the first two movies and I enjoyed this installment very much as well.
I haven't seen this movie getting the greatest of reviews, but it seems to me that those that understood the concept and enjoyed the first two movies (such as myself) are going to like this one, too. The premise of "Secret of the Tomb" is essentially the same as the first two: Ben Stiller, his son (who is portrayed by someone different than the kid in the first film) and the exhibits from the Museum of Nation History travel to London's British Museum. They introduce a few new characters (Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot) much like the second one, but in the end, the plot doesn't differ too much from the first two. Some people may have found that too repetitive or predictable, but they added several new twists that made it stand alone as its own film and not an exact repeat.