National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a lot like its predecessor. Same theme, same plot and basically the same ending. But I'm not saying that's a bad thing. I enjoyed the first National Treasure movie so I was intrigued to see the sequel and would have to say that it wasn't a let down.
When you see this movie, keep in mind that it's a Disney movie. Now, I'm not saying that Disney movies are bad. I guess I am trying to say that Disney is to movies as Walmart is to music. There's not a whole lot of edge and everything has been a little dulled down. So, with that in mind, I really enjoyed sitting back and looking for some treasure. A city of gold, to be exact.
The movie was full of clever puzzles and codes that led to unsuspecting outcomes and twists. Much like the first movie, Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has to beat the bad guys to the treasure. This time, the lead bad guy is played by acting veteran Ed Harris who seems to have the villian part down pretty good.
This movie definitely wasn't incredible and I'm not aching to see it anytime soon, but it definitely was enjoyable and possibly even one to own on DVD when the time comes. Especially if it's loaded with special features. (I'm a special features nut and you should be too).
If you have some time on your hands and want to see a movie thats fun to watch, then go see National Treasure.