National Treasure: Book of Secrets : Movie Review

How to review a movie that's essentially a copy of its predecessor? The temptation is to simply copy what I wrote about the first National Treasure into this space with a few minor edits to account for name and location changes. Everything from the earlier review is valid for this chapter. Not only are the movies so similar as to be largely indistinguishable but they regurgitate identical problems. (The saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." What if it is broke, but no one cares?) In fairness, it should be noted that the original National Treasure developed a surprisingly large following and it's a pretty good bet that those who liked the first movie will probably appreciate the second. After all, it's not much different than popping the older feature in the DVD player.

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Author : James Berardinelli