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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Man of 100 Voices

Hank Azaria, most known for his many roles on The Simpsons, also voices the roles of Abe Lincoln and the Thinker in addition to Kah Mun Rah.

Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) has given up his job as the night guard at the Museum of Natural History and become an inventor of sorts with his 'as seen on TV" type products. Life seems to be going swell until he finds out that the museum will be getting a few upgrades and that all the pieces will be sent to archives at the Smithsonian. It is only when he gets a call from the little Jedediah (Owen Wilson), who has run into trouble down at the with Kah Mun Rah, an exhibit at the Smithsonian Archives who is trying to take over the world, that he realizes where his true passion is. 
 
All of our old friends from the first film return; Teddy Roosevelt, Jedediah, Octavius, Attila the Hun, and we can't forget our little monkey friend, Dexter. Tons of new faces are introduced at the Smithsonian including Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln, and General Custer, just to name a few. The film is filled with history and comedy that'll have you laughing and learning without even knowing it. 
 
There is such as wide range of actors that either have staring roles or just a short cameo. From Jonah Hill and Bill Hader, to Robin Williams and Hank Azaria, you are sure to find a favorite. Around ever corner of the museum there is a surprise waiting for you. I'd also like to point out that the producers must really enjoy The Office as there are 3 actors from the show in this; Ed Helms (Andy), Craig Robinson (Darryl), and Mindy Kaling (Kelly). Coincidence? I think not. 
 
This is a film that is both for kids and adults, with some of the humor being geared towards a more mature audience. For example, the best scene of the film is a 300 reference that will blow your mind away. Would a 10 year old have seen that bloody and violent film? Probably not, but those that have will find it hilarious.  
 
Battle of the Smithsonian is an all around great film filled with action, comedy, and a little bit of romance as well. It is sure to be a hit during a summer filled with killer death machines and drunken bachelor parties. It'll make you want to visit a museum, that's for sure. Just don't get your hopes up that the exhibits will talk to you.

Matt Rodriguez
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