This is the perfect adventure for the whole family to enjoy, as it features no violence or foul language. It's a fun-filled race around the globe trying to find the Lost City Of Gold.
The somewhat creaky plot is a bit too similar to it's predecessor, but in all honesty I actually preferred this film. The performances are more polished, as one would expect when you have Helen Mirren, Jon Voight, Ed Harris and Harvey Keitel in supporting roles. Justin Bartha as Riley Poole once again plays the comic sidekick with sardonic wit, and he's definitely gotten funnier. The performance from Cage is also quite light and humorous, and the only negative performance comes from Diane Kruger as his love interest.
As for the action, the fun of the movie is in seeing how they find each clue, even when facing the toughest odds. And each retrieved clue leads to another. And it all leads to the last 30 minutes, which is pure Hollywood movie magic, with stunts, suspense and effects to keep you on the edge of your seat. A family-friendly thrill ride, with no need to switch the brain off. (4 out of 5, by Carlisle Johnson)
Grounded in history, imbued with myth and mystery, National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets
takes you on a globe-trotting quest full of adrenaline-pumping twists and turns - all leading to the final clue in a mysterious and highly guarded book containing centuries of secrets. But there's only one way to find it - Ben Gates must kidnap the President.
Packed with fast-paced action and crackling humour, National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets is a movie your entire family will want to rediscover again and again.
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Wed, 9 Jul 2008 | Review by: Micky B
First-class entertainment for the whole family; itís almost like an Indiana Jones picture without Harrison Ford! The story itself is the kind of yarn that we used to read as kids in the weekly "Boys Own Paper", but it has been produced with a good element of humour on a big budget scale, and features a large cast of "name" actors. As well as sad-faced Nicholas Cage in the lead as Benjamin Franklin Gates: we also have pretty Diane Kruger; Jon Voigt; Helen Mirren; Ed Harris; Harvey Keitel, and Bruce Greenwood - who makes a very interesting United States President.
Whoever trots out the old maxim that "they sure don't make 'em like they used to anymore"; sure ain't seen this one yet. Why, it's marvellous! Why didn't they have movies like this when I was a kid myself? 'Tain't fair....!
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