National Treasure: Book of Secrets

National Treasure: Book of Secrets is delightfully silly and chock full of conspiracy theories. Even with a budget of $130 million, it has already exceeded that in domestic gross alone due in large part to its playful lightness. It rewards suspension of disbelief with a fun ride.

Nicholas Cage plays Nicholas Cage again in the film. Diane Kruger infuses her character with an understated sexiness that seemed irrelevant to the plot but made for a really enjoyable looking-for-an-earring scene. Justin Bartha stole his scenes again, delivering his comic lines with perfect timing. The Wibberleys script deftly weaves various conspiracy theories together so well that their implausibility fades. The visuals and audio delivered exactly for an action film.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets continues the lineage of the first movie and obviously tees up a third. If you liked the first, you’ll like the second.


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