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This week's reviewed movie is:
National Treasure: Book of Secrets




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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.

It works.

History buffs -- everything you know is wrong!

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.

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