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Remember my recent annoyed post about sequelitis? Well, I may have been partly wrong. Tonight, [livejournal.com profile] esrblog and I went to see National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the sequel to the 2004 movie with Nicolas Cage as the history nerd who turns himself into a James Bond figure to find the lost treasure of the Templars.

The sequel was surprisingly good, though it was so packed with homages to various scenes in National Treasure that it might irritate some people. As in the original movie, the puzzles that Cage's character and his friends solve are clever, though they came out at a more breakneck pace than in the original movie (and thus have to be, and are, solved almost instantaneously). [livejournal.com profile] esrblog thought the female lead's acting was much better than in the original movie--so much so that he assumed they'd chosen a different actress for the role until I checked both movies on IMDB and confirmed that Diane Kruger plays Cage's curator girlfriend in both.

I won't attempt to describe the plot, partly to avoid a long spoiler-hiding cut, but mostly because there's no reason to; if you saw the original movie and liked it, you'll like this one also. There is one small spoiler I'm irresistibly tempted to give, but that will require only a very small LJ cut. It turns out that there is a line in Book of Secrets to top the line, "I'm going to steal the Declaration of Independence," from the original movie. Now, what, might you ask, could that line possibly be?

The answer is.... )
Music:: modish jazz from Eric's office
Mood:: 'amused' amused
location: home again

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