The poster from Night at the Museum: Battle of Smithsonian is up and large. A popcorn movie in the truest sense – absurd, fun, nothing remains in our head after two hours. The first movie delivered exactly what it promised and more…Dick Van Dyke! and less…it was a bad movie. People had a lot of opinions about Night at the Museum but it taught us two valuable lessons: what we say (that movie sucks) and what we do (er…saw it too) are different, and there are such things as good movies and bad movies, objective and measureable.
Is this one going to live up the hype (bigger, longer, worse)? Not sure, but at least it taught us another valuable lesson. There is such a thing as too much Photoshopping. I mean, that woman next to Ben Stiller is Amy Adams. So her character is supposed to have a plastic surgery around her eyes, after being resurrected in the 21st century?
Adobe insists Photoshop is not a verb…funny, turning a product name into a verb is the holy grail of any product marketing but they copped out, or tried to. Too late, Adobe.