National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +3

Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Harvey Keitel, Helen Mirren. Action/adventure. Written by Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Sellek Wibberley. Directed by Turteltaub.

FILM SYNOSPSIS: In this follow-up to the box-office hit National Treasure, treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) once again sets out on a new global quest to unearth hidden history and treasures. When a missing page from the diary of John Wilkes Booth surfaces, Bens great-great grandfather is suddenly implicated as a key conspirator in Abraham Lincolns death. Determined to prove his ancestors innocence, Ben follows an international chain of clues that takes him on a chase from Paris to London and ultimately back to America where he has tokidnap the President in order to get a clue (I kid you not).

PREVIEW REVIEW: I cant believe how many people have asked me about this film. I dont get it. Theres nothing dirty in it. Nothing risqu. I guess people just like to see a good Raiders of the Lost Ark-type action adventure once in a while and are willing to forgo the usual movie content of dysfunction, cynicism and profane language in order to see it. Go figure.

If you can leave all reasoning power at the ticket booth, you will have a fun time with this lively, witty, clean and often exciting adventure. Course, if you begin to use logic, well, lets not go there. The film has a great look, the direction is focused, and once again, Nicolas Cage gives a likable performance.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Buena Vista Pictures

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: At the opening of the film we see Lincoln being shot and another man is killed in front of his son; some comic-book styled adventure that includes tense situations, car chases, guns shooting and our heroes placed in perilous predicaments, but all this activity is handled with Disney discretion.

Sex: Some kissing; it is implied that the lead couple have been living together outside marriage.

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Theres a lot of bickering between separated couples, but it becomes clear that they love each other.

Running Time: 120 minutes
Intended Audience: Preteens and Older

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