‘Night’ franchise goes out with a wimper

December 18, 2014 10:04 AM

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The “Night at the Museum” trilogy ends with less than a bang in the franchise’s new release, subtitled “Secret of the Tomb.” Despite a few good jokes and sight gags and some amusing cameos, you get the feeling that the series is played out.

Part of the problem is the films have been essentially one-joke efforts, the joke being that, at night, the exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Natural History and Washington’s Smithsonian come to life, posing various comic problems for security guard Larry, played by Ben Stiller.

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