Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again Movie Review

Many of you may already be acquainted with the Night at the Museum film series, right? This fantasy franchise gained popularity in the late 2000s by presenting an intriguing plot set in a museum where the exhibits come to life every midnight. In 2022, we can expect the latest addition to the series, Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again.

The film’s synopsis revolves around Larry Daley, who is forced to step down from his position as the night guard at the American Museum of Natural History. Nick Daley, Larry’s son, takes over as the new guard, given that he already knows the secrets of the museum. However, Nick’s carelessness results in Kahmunrah rising again and creating chaos.

Stay tuned for the latest installment in the Night at the Museum franchise, Kahmunrah Rises Again!

So, before you watch the film KAHmunrah Rises Again , first consider the following Buma review!

Review of the film Night at the Museum Kahmunrah Rises Again

Less conflict ends with a climax

Most of the characters in this film have appeared in the previous Night at the Museum trilogy , including Kahmunrah who is the main villain. That’s why, Kahmunrah Rises Again doesn’t take long to introduce the characters. Despite the lack of re-introduction, viewers who have never seen the series before are still able to understand the story.

Unfortunately, this film feels quite rushed in telling the story. This resulted in the main conflict in the film also feeling finished in a less climactic way, which made the audience dissatisfied with the film. Moreover, the conflict in this film takes place with only ‘plates’ without any plot twist that can surprise the audience.

Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again

One of the factors that makes this happen is the relatively short duration of the film, which is 77 minutes, which makes it the shortest film in the Night at the Museum franchise . This duration, of course, has an effect on the fast-slow pace of storytelling which then also has an impact on the climax of the conflict.

Animated format that makes the concept of a magic museum more fun

Kahmunrah Rises Again has quite a big difference compared to the previous Night at the Museum films . This is because Kahmunrah Rises Again has an animation format , not live action with a combination of CGI effects like a number of previous films.

The use of the animation format in Kahmunrah Rises Again also makes the concept of a museum ‘alive’ at night even more enjoyable. This is because there are several scenes that feel more suitable using an animation format than live action with the addition of CGI .

This animation format does not mean it is better than the live action format that has existed in previous films. However, this animation format makes the film feel more goofy or silly and is more suitable for a child audience.

Less kicking jokes

Apart from its quite stunning fantasy concept, the Night at the Museum franchise is also famous for its quirky jokes. The jokes in this franchise are generally in the form of ridiculous remarks from the characters or slapstick humor . The jokes in every film are almost always successful in inviting laughter, both from the audience of children.

Movie Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again

Unfortunately, the jokes in the film Kahmunrah Rises Again don’t feel ‘kick’ or funny, at least for an adult audience. The jokes in this film really feel like the cliché jokes we often see in cartoons. Hence, for an adult audience, the jokes in Kahmunrah Rises Again will feel quite bland.

However, most likely the target audience of this animated film is not an adult audience, but especially children. Because, Kahmunrah Rises Again feels like trying to introduce the Night at the Museum franchise to a new generation. This is what makes the jokes feel more family friendly .

Broadly speaking, Kahmunrah Rises Again feels quite bland compared to a number of previous films. If you are interested, you can watch this animated film via the Disney+ streaming service starting December 9, 2022.

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Zephyrine is an experienced film critic who has worked for many magazines and websites specializing in cinema. She has a deep education in film history and theory, as well as a passion for classic and independent films. Writing style: Zephyrine always evaluates films objectively and honestly, not influenced by external factors such as the fame of actors or directors. She often focuses on the content, screenplay, technique, and personal feelings to provide insights and reviews of the film. Her writing style is easy to understand and familiar to readers, but also professional and profound. Notable articles: "Step Up" - Success comes from the perseverance and relentless effort of young people "The Social Network" - A fantastic documentary film about the birth of Facebook "Moonlight" - A touching story about love and the essence of humanity "Nomadland" - A poignant journey of a mature woman "Parasite" - A sensational film of Korean cinema with profound social messages.

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