Anyone familiar with the first film won't find much that's very surprising in this comedy-fantasy sequel, but the result still is entertaining enough.
Hilary Swank has played Amelia Earhart more recently, but Amy Adams had a crack at it earlier, since the aviatrix is among the historic figures encountered by ex-security guard Larry ( Ben Stiller) as he's summoned to assist some exhibits that are being relocated from his former workplace to the Smithsonian Institution.
Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan also are back from the original movie. Other cast additions include Owen Wilson, Christopher Guest and Hank Azaria. DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by cast and crew members; deleted scenes; alternate ending; outtakes. *** (PG: P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times