The first Night At The Museum was a whimsical little fantasy flick for all ages — except for Ben Stiller's obnoxious delivery.

Just like Jim Carrey's past slapstickness, can anyone tell me that they are still looking for the tons of stuttering and stiller maneurisms that we once found funny? He's a wonderful straight man kind of actor and even better as aTom Cruise stand in. But once he starts ripping his patented chripy bips and boops, I'm lost.

There is a beyond perfect example of this in the Night Of The Museum 2 trailer, when the Lincoln Memorial comes to life and bip bops through a pretty spot on one-liner. I'm slightly amused but not knocked off my socks.

Despite the Stiller-isms, I still have high hopes for Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart, and the same goes for Bill Hader as General George Armstrong Custer. Adams commits to any character she's given, and no doubt will make this sequel as sweet as anything. If you haven't seen the original, I highly recommend it as a holiday rental that both you and the wee ones will enjoy. In spite of stammering Stiller.

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian is out in May of 2009.