Took the kids, this past weekend, to see "A Night at the Museum". I had high anticipations that this would undoubtedly be one of the best films ever made. And since it was filmed at the Chicago Field Museum, a place the whole family is familiar with, I was almost giddy when entering the new deluxe theater complex here in greater Davenport, Iowa. I just knew that I was going to be a hero for bringing the fam for a round of real entertainment.
Just as expected, Night at the Museum started out with a bang and was almost immediately entertaining, especially since we were all familiar with the interior of the museum...we could really relate. But unbeknownst to all of us, a horrific scene was lurking just around the corner. Ben Stiller is reading up on his history to find out how to get along with the museum characters. He finds that Attila the Hun is a magic affectianado, and in his efforts to befriend Attila he performs some simple magic effects.
Just when things are going good, he EXPOSES a thumbtip with a silk clearly hanging out of it..not only to Attila and friends, but also to the entire theater audience. The camera actually zooms in on the exposure. It was clearly horrifying.
I tried to enjoy the rest of the movie, but when I thought about how many people would be going to see this movie, sweat began to form on my forehead and I could feel my blood pressure starting to surge out of control.
Truly a sad day for all magicians and total devastion for my entire family. I'm sure it is too late for protests, but next time I see Ben Stiller......