Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Review: National Treasure

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Starring: Nicholas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha

Year: 2004

Genre: Family

Rated: PG

Length: 131 min.

IMDB Summary: A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy is onto the same path that he's on.

I really enjoyed this movie--possibly the history nerd in me, but the directing, acting, music and plot--as well as the beautiful locations--probably had something to do with it as well. The action sequences are reminiscent of the Bourne movies and the exploration sequences allude to Indiana Jones, but with a much softer edge and a PG rating. The lead characters are likeable and well-acted, especially Bartha's character, who provides the comic relief in the film. The plot itself is full of twists and turns, making National Treasure a family watch you won't want to miss.

For Parents:
Some action violence (guns, chase scenes, a woman hanging onto a car door, a scary cave). Probably too much for young kids

My Rating:
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