night at the museum 2: battle of the smithsonian
the year: 2009
the genre: action/comedy
the cast: Ben Stiller (Larry Daley); Amy Adams (Amelia Earhart); Owen Wilson (Jedediah); Hank Azairia (Kahmunrah); Robin Williams (Teddy Roosevelt); Christopher Guest (Ivan the Terrible); Ricky Gervais (Dr. McPhee); Steve Coogan (Octavius)
the plot: When the Museum of Natural History is closed for upgrades and renovations, the museum pieces are moved into federal storage at the famous Washington Museums. After stealing a security guard's ID badge, Larry slips into the Archives of the Smithsonian, where Kahmunrah, an evil Pharaoh has taken the magic tablet and come to life. Also come to life are the old exhibits (i.e. Theodore Roosevelt and Dexter) and new exhibits (i.e. General Custer and Al Capone) and chaos quickly ensues. Larry enlists the help of Amelia Earheart, and together they try to put everything back in order and get the tablet away from Kahmunrah.
don't miss: the difference between a tunic and a dress.
did you know: this was the first movie ever filmed at the Smilthsonian Institution.
listen for: [to Darth Vader] "Is that you breathing? Because I can't hear myself think! There's too much going on here; you're asthmatic, you're a robot. And why the cape? Are we going to the opera? I don't think so."
did you also know: Hank Azaria screen tested Kahmunrah with various accents including American Southerner (from Alabama) and English Cockney, before settling on an "upper crust British accent" with a "humorous lisp" - a tribute to Boris Karloff's The Mummy.
extra bonus points: if you know which two additional characters Hank Azairia provided the voice for.
also listen for: "Would you stop narrating everything we do? Just live in the moment!"