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116. National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Published February 5, 2011

Fast Facts

Title: National Treasure: Book of Secrets Director: Jon Turteltaub Year: 2007 Run time: 2hrs 4

Background Info

Second Nicolas Cage film in a row via the iPlayer - they must have been having a Nic Cage moment. Having seen and loved the first National Treasure movie a couple of times, I knew this one wasn’t going to live up to it, but I was just hopeful that it wouldn’t suck.

Live Blog

00:02:02 - Imagine being the go-to person for working out codes. You’d get to know all the gossip. 00:03:19 - Sockdologiser may be the best word I’ve heard in a long time. 00:04:28 - Oh. Knowing all the gossip isn’t all it’s cracked up to be then. 00:08:45 - Yay for Riley!** **00:16:01 - It’s not exactly front page news, what is Ben even worried about?** **00:18:50 - They must get back together before the end of the film. I’d put money on it.** **00:20:08 - “She hung up.” “She took your call, that was good.” Hehe.** **00:23:08 - How can anyone have that much knowledge?** **00:27:59 - Abigail reminds me very much of Kirsten Dunst.** ****00:36:34 **- Yay for Riley! Again. **00:40:41 - Out of the three of them, they don’t have a phone with a camera? ****00:44:45 - I love that you could not see someone for years and years and pick up an argument about toothbrushes just like that. ****00:47:22 **- One day you’re breaking into Buckingham Palace, the next into The White House. All in a day’s work for a treasure hunter. **00:54:41 **- “We pretty much make our living on crazy.” **00:59:13 - They have a plan. I was hoping that he would have to become president. ****01:00:32 - I’m always fascinated by people playing made up presidents. ****01:02:26 - This does seem very unusual behaviour for a president though. ****01:07:58 **- Surely he can just stop them being charged with kidnap. **01:21:44 - Those faces in the mountain are quite scary. ****01:25:07 **- In that sunshine, the water would dry up pretty quickly. **01:27:20 **- The rain didn’t have to be cloudless really, did it? **01:32:00 **- Never volunteer to climb a rickety old ancient ladder first. **01:35:04 **- I wouldn’t have the upper strength to do that. **01:38:36 **- It’s all gone a bit Tomb Raider again. **01:44:56 **- I’m guessing he gets out okay, as there’s talk of a sequel. **01:50:12 - I’m telling you, the president wouldn’t act like that. Not even Obama. **

Conclusions

It wasn’t at all as bad as I thought it was going to, but as you can imagine the story was even more far-fetched than the original. Partly because it had to be something big to get all the people back together again, and to even rival the first movie in any sense at all. It was good, but nothing special.

Rating: 35

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