Night At The Museum 2’s Cast And More Fun Facts You Should Know About The Film

Night at the Museum 2’s cast will surely make any film buff want to check out the film despite its mixed reviews from critics. It’s an ensemble group of actors that continue the Night at the Museum franchise. First off, Ben Stiller reprises his role as the former night-shift security guard of the museum, and he is joined by Amy Adams, Robin Williams, and many more. Indeed, it will be a perfect comedy worth watching with your family. So, let’s find out more about the film’s plot, cast, and more, so you know what you’re getting into if you decide to watch it.

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Fun Facts About Night At The Museum 2

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is the official title of the film that many might find lengthy, which is why many just call it Night at the Museum 2 or the second Night at the Museum. The film is a 2009 American fantasy comedy film with a mix of live-action and computer-animated elements. Its director is Shawn Levy, and the story is by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, and Shawn Levy were the producers.

If you love history, you will thoroughly enjoy the references and the new historical characters the film brought to life – literally speaking. Audiences loved Amelia Earhart’s Night at the Museum‘s appearance alongside other characters like Ahkmenrah, Sacagawea, Christopher Columbus, and Theodore Roosevelt.

The first film came out in 2006, so you might need a refresher on the film’s plot and other fun facts. Luckily, we got you covered. Please keep scrolling if you want to know more about the movie and its plots and cast. Of course, we also got some fun facts about the movie that you should know about.

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Plot Synopsis – Larry Daley Is No Longer A Night Guard, But He Will Be Back In The Museum

Ben Stiller’s Larry Daley has resigned from his position as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History in Night at the Museum 2. He is now pursuing a career in product development and marketing for different products, including a glow-in-the-dark torch. To see his historical friends who come alive at night, he pays a visit to the museum, where he learns of the unfortunate news about them about to be moved to Washington’s Smithsonian Museum for long-term storage. Despite feeling heartbroken, Larry says his goodbyes to his friends as it’s out of his hands to make them stay in the museum.

Soon after, Larry receives a distress call from Owen Wilson’s Jed, his cowboy pal. Jed begs Larry to come to Washington to defend his companions from the evil pharaoh Kahmunrah (played by Hank Azaria) and his henchmen. As Larry seeks to help his friends, an adventure-filled war takes place between some of the newer historical figures that come to life. 

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Cast – Amy Adams And Robin Williams Join The Cast

Night at the Museum 2’s cast has grown bigger after the box office success of the first film. While most film critics gave all films in the franchise a thumbs down, the first film has a box office earning of $574.5 million against a $110 million budget. The sequel experienced nearly the same fate generating almost $413 million on a budget of $150 million, which is why it’s more action-packed with more prominent names in the cast. If you’re curious who played which character, then here are the cast of the film along with their roles in the movie:

Ben Stiller As Larry

Ben Stiller plays Lawrence Daley, called “Larry” throughout most of the films. He works in the American Museum of Natural History as a night-shift security guard, a position he resigned from to pursue his business in the sequel. He has a son named Nick from his former wife, Erica. 

Amy Adams As Amelia Earhart

Fans of the films and critics praised Amy Adams’ Amelia Earhart role as she usually gives her best performance in each role she lands. In the movie, she was able to bring to life the strength and vulnerability of the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean but mysteriously vanished. She also plays Larry’s love interest in the film.

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Robin Williams As Theodore Roosevelt

Robin Williams plays Theodore Roosevelt, a wax model exhibit who befriends Larry after coming to life and joins him in his adventure in saving the world. No one can deny that it’s a perfect role for him, and anyone watching the movie today would surely miss his talents and personality.

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Rami Malek As Ahkmenrah

Rami Malek as an Egyptian actor, was perfect in the role that he landed in the movie. He plays the mummy of Ahkmenrah, a pharaoh who owns the tablet that brings the museum’s exhibit to life at night.

Owen Wilson As Jedediah

Owen Wilson plays Jedediah, a miniature cowboy figure who plays a significant role in the first film and sequels. He is also one of Larry’s closest friends.

The Rest Of The Cast

Carla Gugino plays Rebecca Hutman, the museum’s tour guide, and Ricky Gervais plays Dr. McPhee, the curator of the Museum of Natural History. Dick Van Dyke, Bill Cobbs plays Reginald, and Mickey Rooney plays veteran security guards in the museum. Pierfrancesco Favino plays a bronze statue of Christopher Columbus, an Italian-speaking exhibit whose name Larry consistently forgets. Steve Coogan plays Octavius, a miniature Roman general figure. Mizuo Peck plays a polyurethane wax model of the Native American figure Sacagawea. 

Kerry van der Griend, Dan Rizzuto, Matthew Harrison, and Jody Racicot play the wax models of the Neanderthals. Martin Christopher and Martin Sims play wax models, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Patrick Gallagher is also in the film as Attila the Hun, an exhibit who antagonizes Larry at first. Randy Lee, Darryl Quon, Gerald Wong, and Paul Chih-Ping Cheng play the wax models of the rest of the Huns. Then the Easter Island Head is voiced by Brad Garrett. Crystal the Monkey plays Dexter, a stuffed Capuchin monkey – yes, the world-famous celebrity monkey plays a special role in the film, and we’re glad she’s properly credited.

Kim Raver plays Erica Daley, Larry’s ex-wife and Nick’s mother. Jake Cherry plays Nicholas Daley or Nick, Larry and Erica’s son. Paul Rudd plays Don, who is Erica’s new lover and fiancé.

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Popcorn Time!

While the film franchise fails to impress film critics, there is no doubt that Night at the Museum 2’s cast has made the film more intriguing that its fans left the cinemas feeling satisfied with their acting and seeing all these big stars in one movie. Of course, the film is also funny, witty, and perfect for the family. It’s also a plot that gives you some intriguing moments that make you want to check it out to see how a particular actor would portray their role, especially the historical figures. So, if you haven’t checked out the films, it’s time you get copies and watch them with your family, especially now that a fourth film is in work.

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Leonard hails from the Philippines and works as a freelancer, author, poet, and visual artist. He discovered his passion for writing and painting at an early age, leading him to pursue a degree in Mass Communications. He worked at a few places after college before landing what he thought was a "life-changing" writing career. He was also the lead singer and songwriter for a band. His career as an English teacher, poet, and visual artist took him to Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2018. You can see more of his work on Instagram at @anumalei.