Jon Turteltaub (Director)
Nicolas Cage (Ben Gates)
Justin Bartha (Riley Poole)
Diane Kruger (Abigail Chase)
Jon Voight (Patrick Gates)
Helen Mirren (Prof. Emily Appleton)
Ed Harris (Mitch Wilkinson)
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you liked the first National Treasure, you’ll like
National Treasure: Book of Secrets because… it’s no
secret… the two films are nearly identical. Pretty much
the only things that have changed are the historical
sites. Being a Philadelphian, I enjoyed the original
film which was a romp through the City of Brotherly
love, but in this latest version it is fun to go to the
other sites such as Mount Rushmore.
I am not the biggest
Nicolas Cage fan, and it kind of annoys me that in this
film, like the first one, his character’s family is tied
into every single event in US history .. ala Forrest
Gump. I think it annoys me half because it seems so
unlikely that his family was everywhere and did
everything important in our history and half it annoys
me because I am kind of jealous. I’d love to have all of
his adventures myself and have a family with such a
clear long interesting history. Even though it is
annoying, I guess that’s also why I like the film
because the way it is written it is easy for me to
imagine myself right in the middle of the action.
Not much to say about the storyline since it is
the same as the first – solving one puzzle clue after
another, outracing the bad guys and defeating complex
security systems until success is found in the end. Both
films are a clear rip off of the DaVinci code concept of
– yes, following one puzzle clue after the other .. etc.
So while National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a
sequel that is practically a remake of the original
which was a rip off of another film, I still really
enjoyed it and hope there will be another in the series.
I guess that is why I am a true Popkorn Junkie.
3 out of 4 pops )
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