Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. The first one was a fun family movie, but the second one has that "movie by committee" feel to it. It is like they just picked a few more random historical figures and just threw them together. There is no real rhyme or reason, it fails to incorporate elements of the original film and many of the performers just appear bored. The primary high note is Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart.
Monsters vs. Aliens. This isn't a bad movie, it is one that just doesn't quite pull it all together. The pacing is off and it seems to drag often. I do like some of the voice performances and the references to '50s-era science fiction, but it isn't quite enough.
And that concludes our first half wrap-up — be sure to check back in January for the full year recap.