Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TMM: Tuesday Movie Meme: Museums

I think I might have to start permanently calling these posts TMM: Tuesday Movie Meme, because when Nicole posts her's on Monday, I'm usually too busy to get a post up right away. When I post, it's usually the night before, or some miracle leads me to churn something out between 5:30 and 6:30 am and up it goes. I've asked her oh so kindly to tell me the night before what the topic is, but that's cheating she says. Her whole deal is spontaneity. Fine, I can be spontaneous. Just a day late ;-)

Today's (well, yesterday's) topic is museums. Name movies that have to do with museums, whether real or not. I immediately knew what I wanted to write about.

I'm not a Ben Stiller fan, mostly because I'm not a physical humor fan, and the whole pizza scene in Dodgeball just was ridiculously unnecessary. But, my kids like movies, so I've suffered through a slew of bad Disney movies over the years. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked these movies. The premise is original, and the story is just plain fun. I was worried about the sequel because in general I'm not a sequel fan – 99% of the time they are far below the original on just about every scale. However, Battle of the Smithsonian turned out to ALSO have an original premise and a very satisfying ending. So don't dismiss these as kids movies. Go have some fun, giggle at absurdities, and enjoy some history come to life. Literally.


loverofwords said...

Yea, I am first. "The Thomas Crown Affair" 1999 and "Topkapi." Are two I can think of that take place in Museums, and I did enjoy them.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those were the first two movies that came to my mind. I'm not a Stiller fan either, but he was good in those.
Also The Thomas Crown Affair with Brosnan and Russo.

Brian Miller said...

ha, love these movies honestly...dum dum want gum gum...smiles...hmm...have to think on this one...The TCA of course but i know there are more...National Treasure!

Arlee Bird said...

I enjoyed the Night at the Museum movies. They were fun.

Tossing It Out

Gina Gao said...

These movies are really great. I enjoyed watching them.


JoJo said...

My sweetie loves movies like this...he's such a kid at heart. :)