Skip to comments.Avoid this Movie
Posted on 05/24/2009 8:25:31 PM PDT by skateman
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Conservatives are advised to avoid this movie. This is a sequel to the successful and funny 2006 film "Night at the Museum". In both movies the premise is that a magic tablet allows the museum characters to come alive at night after sunset. However, this movie proves the old adage that quite often the sequel is not as good as the original.
The movie would be bad enough even without the shots at George W. Bush. A particular galling moment is when the come alive character General George Custer, whose voice sounds like George Bush, says that he feels so ashamed at leading Americans to a needless death.
Another sad moment is when the come to life Roman General gazes at the White House and utters the line: "They say a good man now rules the Union".
The final straw for me was when Abraham Lincoln gazes toward the White House and says something to the effect that: "Everything is looking up."
Did those three lines ruin the movie or was it already bad?
Thanks. I will withhold my dollars too. Too bad, I enjoyed the first one.
Thanks for the heads up. Hollyweird is not getting my ten bucks.
The movie was already bad, the lines just added insult to injury. The movie compared to the original was plodding and slow.
I just got back from driving to DC to see the movie at the IMAX they have in the Natural History Museum. The movie was bad enough without the pathetic attempts on the part of the movie’s producers / Director to demonstrate their undying devotion to the great leader.
This movie was as bad, as the first one was good. Save your money.
Thanks! Too bad.
Thanks for the heads up/ I will make it a point to actively avoid ever watching this garbage.
If I had the pic I would love to post that line: “They say, a good man now rules the union” under that pic of Zero unshaven with the cigarette in his hand.
and forgot to mention that who really got terminated is director McG. Terminator Salvation looks like it desperately needs to be salvaged. I just never thought having Christian “WTF do you not understand” Bale as John Connor was a VERY bad casting decision.
Be that as it may, the movie takes liberties with history but the important thing is that we enrich our childrens lives with an understanding and appreication of History.
Memorial Day is a good time to remember!
Gag. The previews looked funny (as always), so you probably saved me 8 bucks + popcorn...
“However, this movie proves the old adage that quite often the sequel is not as good as the original.”
Wow. The first one stunk. This must be outstandingly bad.
Thanks for the heads up.
I just don’t see how you got that take on the movie. Dubya is not in the White House now.
Crap! I just got back from seeing it. Too bad I didn’t see your post first.
Marked off the list.
Saw it, liked it.
Hey thank you for posting this.
I am really getting tired of this “Blame Bush for Everything” approach that we have been getting the last 8+ years.
The first one was barely acceptable, but this one really galled me with the awful portrayal of General Custer. This movie has nothing good to say. Not to mention that they cutie-pied Amelia Earhart. Have you seen pictures of her? She’s a dog!!
Yeah, they took some real liberties with Amelia.
I wanted to like it, the first movie was to me a great premise and funny.
Does it get a “Two middle fingers up”?
Well Robin Williams as TR should be enough reason to not watch this. TR would kick the crap out of Williams.
Just after the Roman general utters the offending line he starts across the White House lawn, just at that point I said to my wife, “Let’s leave”, only prob is the scene when suddenly quite and the whole theater heard me. LOL.
Actually in this movie, Williams’ character has very little screen time.
Why didnt you ask for a refund?
Sounds like a good movie for cable in the future when we plan a Sunday nap day (IOW to snooze through).
I like your title to the thread, blunt.
Thanks for the heads up.
I’m sorry you wasted your time typing this missive. I guess we’re even.
We’re each entitled to our own opinion, arent’ we!
Yup! I love FR.
So do I.
It was bad. Sappy. Sentimental appeal to previous. It was a “reunion” sequel. Main character has left the honorable job at museum to become a millionaire hawking silly products like glow in the dark flashlights. At the end of the movie, he finds himself, regaining his honor by taking the job at the museum. It also implies that he gave all of his wealth to the Smithsonian.
It was just plain stupid. Should have stopped with the first one.
I’d be willing to bet that an “honest” poll taken Bush vs. OBama... Bush would win on “Do You Think (insert name) is a good man?”
The media would have everyone believe Bush’s bad numbers were a movement in the country toward the left, that bush was out of touch. The truth is his numbers went bad because he didn’t govern under the principles to which he was elected to enact. We had both house and senate and the white house - and we spent months thinking about whether or not it was right to impose our will. Obama and the Dems took exactly 3 seconds to enforce their will on all of us. That is the exact reason Republicans are in shambles and democrats are in line. At least the Ds are doing what they say they’ve always wanted. We didn’t and we’re paying for it right now.
Move to the right, not the middle. Not an angry right. A principled right based on historical fact, experience and the good of the society - call the media out when they distort - all live interviews, nothing taped or edited, you print national security information, off to jail you go and treason is the charge, you lie or distort information or withhold information on a regular basis, pull their FCC license and hand it to someone else - you lost your turn for not being journalists.
Sorry...i’ve been talking politics all day with family and my ranting fingers are going crazy.
Already bad IMHO. The first one was fun and funny. This one, not so much. About the only redeeming value here was the skin-tight pants on Amelia Earhart. :-) I thought they were particularly unfair to Gen. Custer - making him out to be an incompetent boob. Sure, getting your entire command killed is bad. But did the man not have a successful career up to that engagement?
In the last couple of weeks I've been to the new Star Trek, the new Terminator, and the new Museum movies. Of the three, only Star Trek was worth it IMHO. Terminator, maybe worth it on DVD as a rental. Museum, skip it.
Great post and great comments.
Loved Star Trek. Love the new time line.
Thanks. Star Trek sounds like the winner in the bunch.
My feeble understanding is that he did not. Bottom of his class at West Point.
Warning some hard core Trekkies may have problem with the new timeline. I did at first, but after retrospection I have decided I like the changes.
George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. At the start of the Civil War, Custer was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his class's graduation was accelerated so that they could enter the war. Custer graduated last in his class and served at the First Battle of Bull Run as a staff officer for Major General George B. McClellan in the Army of the Potomac's 1862 Peninsula Campaign.
Early in the Gettysburg Campaign, Custer's association with cavalry commander Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton earned him a promotion from first lieutenant to brigadier general of volunteers at the age of 23.
Custer established a reputation as an aggressive cavalry brigade commander willing to take personal risks by leading his Michigan Brigade into battle, such as the mounted charges at Hunterstown and East Cavalry Field at the Battle of Gettysburg. In 1864, with the Cavalry Corps under the command of Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan, Custer led his "Wolverines" through the Overland Campaign, including the Battle of Trevilian Station.
Custer, now commanding the 3rd Division, followed Sheridan to the Shenandoah Valley where they defeated the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early in the Valley Campaigns of 1864. In 1865, Custer played a key role in the Appomattox Campaign, with his division blocking General Robert E. Lee's retreat on its final day.
At the end of the Civil War (April 15, 1865), Custer was promoted to major general of volunteers, but was reduced to his permanent grade of captain in the regular army. In 1866, he was appointed to the regular army rank of lieutenant colonel, leading the 7th U.S. Cavalry and served in the Indian Wars. His distinguished war record, which started with riding dispatches for Winfield Scott, has been overshadowed in history by his role and fate in the Indian Wars.
Custer was defeated and killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, against a coalition of Native American tribes composed almost exclusively of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, and led by the Sioux warrior Crazy Horse and the Sioux leaders Gall and Sitting Bull. This confrontation has come to be popularly known in American history as Custer's Last Stand.
I feel kind of sorry for the producers of this movie. These lines were probably added to the film in that brief three day period between the inauguration and the moment that everybody figured out that Obama is an asshole.
Yep. Just saw Star Trek today. The new time line is a clever plot device that allows them to write entirely new stories using the same characters with worrying about contradictions with the old Star Trek "history". Should result in a good new series of movies.
What are you smoking? Everything you wrote was poppycock. So who cares if their is indoctrination and history re-writing going on, just as long as the children are excited about history? Dumb
Ben Stiller is about as funny as what I leave in the toilet every morning. He is a moron who makes nothing but spectacularly unfunny films. He has no talent whatsoever. He must have blackmail material on the studio heads in order to keep getting jobs. Avoid Ben Stiller’s moves like the Black Plague.
I (careprovider for quad son) sat through the live show of the Smothers Brothers last night.
So I feel your pain, politically unfunny satire.
So Hollywood praised George W.Bush? Color me skeptical.
Agree with both of you.
We had a poster melt down on this thread today due to differing opinions.
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It was for me a lite news chat thread all in fun.
Easy to see the melt down of the poster.
Not serious as in old FR flame wars but more like a humorous.