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Movie Reviews: National Treasure: Book of Secrets

This is a pure pop-corn movie. If you didn't watch the original movie National Treasure, then you should watch that first. This film is like The Da Vinci Code, clues upon clues that leads to fantastic secrets. However, while Da Vinci Code was dark, National Treasure (and National Treasure 2) is more action packed, some slight comedy moments and the secrets lead to treasures.

As far as pop-corn movies go, National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets are top-notch. It follows the exploits of
Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) who is descended from a long line of treasure hunters looking for a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. The chase leads them to breaking into and stealing the Declaration of Independence (because there's a secret map on the back of it) and the fun goes on from there.

In National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the goal is actually to clear the gates family name when Ben's great great grandfather is accused of being one of the conspirators in the assassination of Lincoln. The search leads them to break into Buckingham place and the oval office, and finally to the lost city of gold. My only complaint is with the pacing of the movie as 3/4 way through, it seems to lose some steam before the final conclusion. Fantastic, crazy and most of all fun.

I give this movie a 4/5


Would you believe I actually caught this at the cinema with abang? Had reservations at first but its nicely quick paced & keeps unwrapping new info with comic touches. Fun. I liked it.

The sister :)

Awesome! Good to see both of you are having date nights. Very important :)

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