Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb follows the same formula as the first two movies (Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), this time taking Larry and his gang of historical friends on the road to London. Expect more of the same slapstick (and sometimes crude) humor fans will already be familiar with. Some kids might find a few scenes scary -- ancient statues come to life, a giant snake attacks the group, characters are trapped by a volcano's fiery output, and at one point it appears as if significant characters have died -- and there's talk that the "end will come." There's also some flirting and kissing between a Neanderthal and a security guard, as well as mild language ("hell," etc.) and a little drinking. While this installment isn't as lively as the first two, it does have positive messages about friendship and loyalty.
The opening scene foreshadows that the "end will come." The animals and dinosaurs come to life and terrorize party guests. Sir Lancelot fights a dinosaur (and later a giant snake) with a sword. Octavius and Jebediah are trapped by lava and fire from a volcano. Statues come to life and move around in a creepy way. Lancelot turns on the group. For a moment, it appears that Dexter, the Capuchin Monkey, and the rest of the gang have died.
Words include "hell" and "dang it."
Being loyal and helping friends no matter the cost are ongoing themes. Several characters learn to accept change. Be true to yourself and love what you do.
Posting on Facebook is mentioned, and iPhones are used often. A woman is seen playing Candy Crush. World of Warcraft is mentioned.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Young adults drink at out of red solo cups at a house party; adults drink wine at a fundraiser.