National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a decent film. I will give it 7 for the sheer value of entertainment and nothing else and of course the one liners that keep popping up which actually make you laugh. When doing more research, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail Chase, and Riley Poole to Buckingham Palace which they break into. Ben Gates and his father have lobbied to get their ancestor Thomas Gates, the man who was entrusted with the secret of the Templars treasure, honored as a historical hero. With Wilkinson close on their tail, they find the book in the Library of Congress. I have no idea why the Feds were in this film. The major story line leaned heavily on the Mayan civilization.
Seems the story writers perhaps in response to the critics wanted to liven up the snooze screen play so they injected a ridiculous car chase. Things go pretty smoothly for the most part---into the Queen's office, out of it again, oops, we are being chased, heck, let's take a photo, oh no camera, ah, there is a traffic camera, yep and by the way, can you just hack into the computer and download the pic, and on to the next event same thing with the oval office, then kidnapping the president. Not much of details as you would expect out of a great movie, not much of substance in the movie itself however the acting and the pace of the movie is so beautiful you wont think of the flaws in the intricate plans they carry out in the movie. Ben along with his friend Poole Justin Bartha and his ex-fiancée Abigail Diane Kruger will take on lots of adventures , risks and confronting a stubborn enemy Ed Harris. Why oh why do they keep making this fluff? In order to define the rest they have to go to Ben's mother, Patrick's divorced wife.
Action Adventure Mystery Thriller Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. The gullible people out there probably think there is a lake on the top or within walking distance of the top of Mount Rushmore. It shows that Ben's great-grandfather was a co-conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's murder. He has done so many movies, it seems like he has gotten to the point where he is just punching the clock. Abigail Chase -- who found riches and romance at the end of their first hunt for national treasure -- reteam with their wisecracking partner in crime, Riley Poole, for another romp through U. If you had a consistent record of failure like hers in any regular job, you'd find yourself with a lot of spare time very soon. But if you haven't seen it, you and your money can still make a difference.
A famous treasure hunter since he found. Yes, the movie tries its hand at some drama, but it just doesn't work. If only the book had been used throughout the movie. The story started out plausible and there may even be a tiniest shred of actual history to support the artistic privileges the story writers embarked on. They discover a plank that has early Native American writing on it. Keitel comes away without much harm---his part is so tiny, there just isn't a lot of opportunity to screw things up too badly. Just walk in, take what you want and walk out.
His character was both funny and endearing and the synergy between him and Mirren was palpable. Benjamin's ancestor named Thomas Gates Joel Gretsch is spontaneously implicated as key conspirator in Abraham Lincoln death caused by a missing page of the murderer's diary and found now. I don't think I'd pay another 10 dollars to see it again in theaters, but waiting for a rental will do. I had seen the previous National Treasure, and armed with that memory and the knowledge that this was a Disney movie, I watched its sequel without a great deal of expectations---predictable adventure drivel, Indiana Jones with more modern special effects, is what I expected. For this to work, the universe of the movie doesn't have to be consistent with the world we live in, but it has to be consistent with itself. The symbol is Cibola see-bowl-uh meaning the City of Gold. Her career should end with this movie, over, out, finito.
The plank has only one symbol that Patrick Gates can identify. The flick is again lavishly produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stunningly directed by John Turteltaub. The film cast is pretty good , in fact , it includes includes three Oscar winners : Nicolas Cage, Helen Mirren and Jon Voight ; and two Oscar nominees: Harvey Keitel and Ed Harris. Written by Again new adventures with Benjamin Gates Nicolas Cage , a descendant from a historical line familiar whose mission was guard a hidden national treasure. Ed Harris should have stayed out of this one. While Ben Gates is presenting new information about John Wilkes Booth and the 18 pages missing from Booth's diary, a man by the name of Mitch Wilkinson stands up and presents a missing page of John Wilkes Booth's diary. It shows that Ben's great-grandfather was a co-conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's murder.
Seemed as if the original plot had him doing more but huge chunks of character development were left on the cutting room floor. The plank has only one symbol that Patrick Gates can identify. Seems the Disney group has a low opinion of British security. Complete with self repairing cars, drifting sequences, bullets at point blank range that hit everything but the target, and my new favorite. So if you want to view this pathetic excuse for a movie stop reading now, go see it, then finish this slash and burn review. Which famous horror fiction writer worked in a library? Booth then leaves to assassinate Lincoln.
We go there, drop our cash, and watch this nonsense. There are a select few individuals out there that seem to garner everything they know about life from movies, be it political viewpoints, philosophy, etc. Story writers never made clear why chasing after this lost city of gold would prove that Gate's great great grandfather was not a Confederate collaborator. In the end it really comes down to two problems: 1 It doesn't make any sense. Compared to the first film, the plot is weak certainly not as tightly drawn as the former but the energy is the same and the humor is the same, and overall it's still as watchable as the first. After 32 years it brings back old arguments. I am guilty as charged.
After 32 years it brings back old arguments. When I go to see a movie, I just wan to be entertained, and National Treasure BoS delivers there. . What are we using the Revolution to debate? It is best described as a Guinness Book of Records for libraries and books. However, as bad as the story was, 2 , the bad acting was even worse. Everybody in this movie was disappointing, even a non-actor like Kruger.