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

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Good Movie

on 7/9/2008

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

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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.

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 207379260
UPC 786936763416
UPC 14 00786936763416
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/29/2010
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Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Cage,Nicolas
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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
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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
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Product Attributes
Actor Cage,Nicolas
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
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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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