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National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Nic Cage is back to reprise his role as treasure hunter Ben Gates in the follow-up to the 2004 hit. During a presentation Ben Gates and his father are confronted with information that could link their family with John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of President Lincoln. After doing research Ben and his team are taken on an international hunt to find the clues that lead to clearing their families name and even discovering a lost golden city.

When you can’t get Indiana Jones for the job done then the second guy in line I imagine would be Nic Cage as Ben Gates from National Treasure. Its been awhile since I last saw the first National Treasure, but I do remember watching it think how much of a Indiana Jones wannabe it was. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t think the movie was half bad, but come on when you watch it you can’t help but think it.
My one real problem with the movie was how long and slow paced I thought it was. It took forever just for the “Book of Secret” to finally appear on screen. There was a lot of running around finding all these clues and time of them planning on getting to the clues, I thought it should have been cut down either the scenes themselves or they should have reworked the script and not put as many treasure hunting element. Cause in the end they find what they were really looking for but it just took too long that I almost gave up on the movie and turn it off. Other then that I really don’t have that much to complain about other then Nic Cage couldn’t have been anymore cheesier with the one liners. Or that sporting that haircut doesn’t hide the fact that your actually bald.
But the film does contain it’s share of the action and chase scenes from start to finish. I was sometimes on the edge of my seat  trying to figure out the clues along with Nic Cage’s character. I did enjoy the storyline and the idea of why they were going on another treasure hunt of the sorts. And that they decided to include Helen Mirren as the mother. Plus they pretty much brought back all the important characters that everybody liked from the last movie as well.
If it wasn’t for my dad who enjoys both movies I probably wouldn’t have bothered watching this movie at all. It’s no Indiana Jones but it the end it is still fun to watch. And it a movie that kids and adults can watch together.

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