In Book of Secrets, the sequel to
2004's National Treasure, Nicholas Cage returns as Benjamin
Gates, a historian who has mostly shaken off the family's reputation
as a nut job treasure hunter and has risen into respectability
in historical circles.
The first time around, Gates stole the
Declaration of Independence. This time he kidnaps the president.
Wildly unbelievable but entertaining, the
National Treasure series seems headed for a franchise
that makes American history cool, thrilling, and fun -- if not
always exactly accurate.
So leave your brain at the door and overlook
the unimportant details.
History buffs -- everything you know is
And if you knew where to look for the clues,
you'd know what I mean.
This is nearly a clone of the first film.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets has no surprises and
no mystery, but it does have plenty of globe-trotting, famous
places, and those darn clues!
Still, even this lame doppleganger fares
better than The DaVinci Code.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a family-friendly film, a sequel that stars
Nicholas Cage, who returns again as a treasure protector involved
(along with an all-star cast) in searching for a lost city of
gold in an effort to clear his great-great grandfather's name.
Although the picture is pushed forward
by real events in American history, this is a good flick to leave
your smart abilities at the door, enjoy your popcorn, and be
entertained with a fun movie.