‘National Treasure’ 2 a hit
This review is going to be a little short–not only because I don’t want to give away the entire story, but because we’re working on deadline going into the weekend.
The first thing I want to say about “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” is that this film, a sequel, is nearly as good as the first installment.
There aren’t very many sequels equal to or better than the first movie, but this one comes really close and anyone who enjoyed the first film will inevitably love and enjoy the second.
The film picks up right where the last one left off, shortly after Benjamin Franklin Gates, played by Nick Cage himself, his father Patrick, now-estranged girlfriend Abigail and friend Riley found the treasure of the Knights Templar.
The Gates family, including a new character in Ben’s mother, Emily, ends up in the search for another treasure in this installment after the name of one of the family’s patriarchs becomes tainted by an accusation he was involved in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
This time, however, the quest is for none other than the legendary “City of Gold” told of in ancient Native American lore.
To make a long story shorter, the treasure hunt commences with all of the same types of clues leading to other clues as the first movie. There’s even the familiar riskiness the Gates family takes to get to the bottom of their mystery.
How’s kidnapping the President of the United State sound for riskiness?
Anyway, this film is a great movie and a great time. It is a little long, but the action and intrigue portrayed by Cage and his co-stars doesn’t make it seem all that long.
“National Treasure: Book of Secrets” is a must-see movie. You’ll be caught up in this quest as much as you were in the first.