Thursday, June 26, 2008

Movie: National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

We recently watched the amazing film, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. We watched the first one, thinking it was simultaneously highly improbably as well as fun and enjoyable; we had the same expectations for this film. And we got exactly what we expected.

Nicholas Cage is back as the legendary treasure hunter/history professor Ben Gates (We never saw any history professors like this when we were in college!). He brings with him his trusty father, his girlfriend-not-a-girlfriend, and his dorky sidekick. This time, in their search for treasure, they are also searching for evidence to clear their ancestors name, a patriot accused of plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

Quick vote: This movie was uber-predictable (love, treasure, bad guys winning but not at the hands of the good guys, you get the drill), but fun and imaginative nonetheless. If you've got a spare Sunday afternoon with a bone to gnaw on, turn on this flick to keep you company while your owners are off cavorting heaven-knows-where.

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