Directed by Matt Danner is the animated installment of the famous ‘Night at the Museum’ franchise.
Directed by Maat Danner, the film is the fourth installment of the Night at the Museum franchise, while at the same time a sequel to Secret of the Tomb.
Meanwhile, it is also the first animated part of the film series, starring Joshua Bassett as Nick Daly and Zachary Levy, who replaces Ben Stiller as Larry Daly.
After leaving his self-made business, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) came back to be THE night guard of the American Museum of Natural History in Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb. Larry, with the help of his museum friends (the statues that used to come alive at night), defeated Kahmunrah, who planned to raise his pupils from the dead to rule the world.
The latest film begins as Larry Daly (now played by Zachary Levy) is transferred to a museum in Japan. He requests that his muse friends, who come alive at night from their statues, accept someone new as their night guard, while they all refuse and his son, Nick Daly (Joshua Bassett), Proposes to bring in as new night guard.
After several requests, college-going Nick, completely riddled with low self-esteem, accepts his father’s offer. He arrives at the museum to meet his old friends with the least expectation of fun; However, it turns out to be the night of his life.
The Kahamunara statue, which was recently moved to the museum again, wakes up at night and comes out of the cellar, which unfortunately was not locked. He steals the Master Bullet, the key to helping him raise an army, and begins his dangerous game. However, this Nick reluctantly goes on an adventure with his friends and defeats the evil prince of the King of Egypt.
The story is based on the novel of the same name by Milan Trenk, while the screenplay was done by Ray DeLaurentis and William Shiffrin. The plot of the film is almost identical to that of The Secret of the Tomb; However, being an animated film, it does have some flashy and extraordinary scenes that are fun and mesmerizing to watch.
Levy doesn’t have a large part in the film, as it focuses more on Larry Daly’s son Nick Daly, while Bassett’s perfect dialogue delivery makes her part valuable. Meanwhile, the latest franchise definitely packs some laugh-out-loud punch and hilarious dialogues that keep us entertained throughout the 1 hour 17 minutes of the film.
Even though the latest animated part is a good watch, we still miss Stiller and Larry Daly in their original style as well as actors like Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, and the great Robin Williams.
However, that being said, Night at the Museum: Kahumunara Rise Again still deserves a one-time viewing. Stream comedy-drama movies on Disney+ Hotstar.