Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2009
How do they say it? More of the same, only more. This bloated, accounting office-mandated, special effects-driven sequel to a fairly content-free original is bigger, louder, costlier and even emptier and more forgettable. Lame premise: the magic tablet that animates museum exhibits has now found its way to the world’s largest museum, and Ben Stiller follows for some reason (zzz). Okay, it’s harmless, but also pointless, incoherent, shallow, dumb and not all that funny. Bright spot: Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart. All the other actors (incl. Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams) look bored.