Review: “Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again” Original animated film from Disney+
Based on the popular film series, the Disney+ Original animated film “Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again” is now streaming on Disney+.
The Original Movie is about the mischief that takes place every evening at the American Museum of Natural History as the sun goes down. Nick Daley’s summer job as a night watchman at the museum is a challenging job for a high school student, but he follows in his father’s footsteps and is determined not to let him down. Fortunately, he is familiar with the museum’s ancient tablets that bring everything to life when the sun goes down and is happy to see his old friends, including Jedediah, Octavius and Sacagawea, when he arrives. But when the mad ruler Kahmunrah escapes with plans to unlock the Egyptian underworld and unleash its Army of the Dead, it’s up to Nick to stop the demented overlord and save the museum once and for all.
“Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again” features the voices of Joshua Bassett, Jamie Demetriou, Alice Isaaz, Gillian Jacobs, Joseph Kamal, Thomas Lennon, Zachary Levi, Akmal Saleh, Kieran Sequoia, Jack Whitehall, Bowen Yang and Steve Zahn.
The film starts with the current museum’s night watchman being harassed by familiars Night at the museum characters such as Theodore Roosevelt, Dexter the Monkey and other iconic characters from the original live-action films. Larry, as we remember from the original film, is leaving for the summer and needs a replacement. The museum hosts believe Larry’s teenage son Nick is the perfect replacement for the position. Nick is clumsy and may not be the most confident and capable person for the job, but is given a chance because his father believes he can deliver. Nick has an important task to do on the first night, lock the basement and loading dock. What can go wrong? If you’re Nick, a lot can go wrong.
Kahmunrah arises and is ready to rule the world. What follows is an adventurous romp with the ragtag collection of misfits from the museum, but this time the action is not in the museum and takes to the streets of New York City.
The animation of this movie is pristine and reminiscent of the old Disney Channel afternoon series from the 90s, perfected in HD. The film not only evokes many funny moments but also uses every pun available. The show is slow to take off but provides a fun adventure for the whole family and shows a heartfelt message that friends always have your back
The film is directed by Matt Danner, written by Ray DeLaurentis & Will Schifrin, produced by Shawn Levy, and executive produced by Emily Morris, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan, with music by John Paesano.
You can watch a trailer for the film below: