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'National Treasure - Book Of Secrets'
(Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, et al / PG / 93 mins / BVHE)

Overview: In this sequel, treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) stumbles upon a worldwide conspiracy concerning Abraham Lincoln's assassination, after he finds the 18 pages that have been missing from John Wilkes Booth's diary.

Review: Cage hunts for a lost city of gold hidden in Mt. Rushmore. The best part happens when they finally open up the door to the lost city and 12-year-old Sean Astin and Corey Feldman pop out!

OK, so what's the deal? Well, this movie is so dumb (apologies to Sean, Corey and the rest of the awesome Goonies that I even referenced it above — I know the Goonies and you, NT: BOS, are no Goonies) that it can't even adequately explain why Cage has to find the lost gold city (unless I got up to pee during that part). It has something to do with him having to prove that his great-great-grandfather didn't help John Wilkes Booth assassinate Lincoln.

But honestly, it doesn't matter. I refuse to hold not-making-sense against it. I had too much fun to be all film-critic about it. If I had one beef, it's that there was no supergenius monkey helping them find the secret cave entrance!!





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