National Treasure 2-Book of Secrets (Blu-ray)

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on 7/9/2008

I liked it. Sometimes sequels aren't that great, but this is a good one. Read More

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Product Overview

Join Nicolas Cage on a heart-pounding adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat in a race to find the Lost City of Gold. Grounded in history, imbued with myth and mystery, Disney's National Treasure: 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 humor, National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a movie your entire family will want to rediscover again and again.

Specifications

Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 207379260
UPC 786936763416
UPC 14 00786936763416
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
American History
Conspiracies
Conspiracy Theories
London, England
Paris, France
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) embarks on a new adventure in director Jon Turtletaub's sequel to NATIONAL TREASURE. Ben and his father, Patrick (Jon Voight), take great pride in their ancestors and their family's devotion to the United States. When Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris) produces a page from the diary of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth allegedly linking Ben's great-great grandfather to the plot, Ben and Patrick set out on a path to clear their family's name. Ben also believes that the diary page contains hints to the whereabouts of a treasure map leading to an ancient city made of gold, and soon the hunt is on. Tech expert Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) and Ben's now ex-girlfriend Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger) join the Gates in their quest, which takes them from Washington, DC, to Paris, London and the Black Hills of South Dakota.^It's true that the storyline and the actions of Gates and his team--which include breaking into the Queen's study at Buckingham Palace, sneaking into the Oval Office, and kidnapping the President of the United States--are completely unbelievable. But with a storyline built on true, interesting trivia and great locations, this film is an amusing, family-friendly romp. Cage has some great moments as Gates-- loyal, patriotic, fair to a fault, and very funny as he goads on Buckingham Palace security. Harris plays Wilkinson with just the right air of mystery and menace: is he after fortune, or does he just want to leave his own mark in history? Helen Mirren fits the bill as Ben's mother and Patrick's estranged ex-wife, Emily, a scholar and historian in her own right.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "Director Jon Turteltaub has fun with Indian glyphs, giant stone pulleys, and an Indy Jones-worthy City of Gold..." 01/11/2008 p.60
Directors
Jon Turteltaub
Actors
Jon Voight
Ed Harris
Harvey Keitel
Nicolas Cage
Cast & Crew
Amir M. Mokri - Cinematographer
Barry H. Waldman - Executive Producer
Bruce Greenwood - Actor
Cormac Wibberley - Screenplay
David Rennie - Editor
Diane Kruger - Actor
Dominic Watkins - Production Designer
Ed Harris - Actor
Harvey Keitel - Actor
Helen Mirren - Actor
Jerry Bruckheimer - Producer
Jim Kouf, et. al. - Based On Characters Created By
John Schwartzman - Cinematographer
Jon Turteltaub - Director
Jon Voight - Actor
Julian Ashby - Art Director
Justin Bartha - Actor
Marianne Wibberley - Screenplay
Nicolas Cage - Actor
Ted Elliott, et. al. - Based On Story By
Trevor Rabin - Original Music By
William Goldenberg - Editor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 5725203
UPC 00786936763416
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 125 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review It used to be, audiences didn't care if an action movie was brainless, as long as it delivered the goods. Provide ample stuntwork, some mind-blowing special effects, and a linear narrative pitting good (or gallant) vs. evil (or Eastern European) and you have a semi-guarantee of success. But nowadays, thanks to the intellectualized approach taken by Bond and Bourne, audiences demand a little heft with their heroics. Sadly, there's not much cinematic substance to the growing National Treasure franchise. This Book of Secrets sequel to the surprise hit should be subtitled Thrillers for Dummies. It's nothing more than a series of A.D.D.-driven vignettes held together by the flimsiest of plots, helmed by the dude who made 3 Ninjas. 'Nuff said...The results play like the outline for a dour Discovery Channel special, the kind that grinds along smugly excusing its lack of spark as part of the "joy of learning." Unfortunately, the only thing gleaned from this two-hour trek into extended exposition is that Part Three is right around the corner. Maybe this year's red carpet recipients can book their passage before the series' ship sails again. It's assured they'll be the only ones benefiting.
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Reviewer Bill Gibron
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" has without a doubt the most absurd and fevered plot since, oh, say, "National Treasure" (2004). What do I mean by fevered? What would you say if I told you that Mt. Rushmore was carved only in order to erase landmarks pointing to a fabled City of Gold built inside the mountain?...The person who attends "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" expecting logic and plausibility is on a fool's mission. This is a Mouth Agape Movie, during which your mouth hangs open in astonishment at one preposterous event after another. This movie's plot doesn't play tennis without a net, but also without a ball and a racket. It spins in its own blowback. And, no, I don't know what that means, but this is the kind of movie that makes you think of writing it...I gotta say, the movie has terrific if completely unbelievable special effects. The actors had fun, I guess. You might, too, if you like goofiness like this. Look at the cast: Cage and Voight and Helen Mirren and Ed Harris and Diane Kruger and Harvey Keitel and Justin Bartha and Bruce Greenwood. You could start with a cast like that and make one of the greatest movies of all time, which is not what happened here.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Features
No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Cage,Nicolas
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post Cage is back in crackling good form in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
Luke Y. Thompson, LA Weekly This ain't "The Da Vinci Code," folks, and the reason you can tell is that it's actually quite entertaining.
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle A welcome throwback to family-friendly PG moviemaking.
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