Sunday, August 21, 2005

A DVD Treasure

And a misleading title...

So, I watched National Treasure this weekend, and boy was that ever a dud of a movie. The script sounds like it was put together over a weekend (right after reading a "history" book of freemasons). The only things going for it are decent actors (well, competent may be a better word) and Jerry Bruckheimer, who's name insures a fair amount of brainless action.

If you don't know, it's the story of a guy who must steal the Declaration of Independance to keep it out of the hands of some bad guys, both of them are certain there's a map on the back which leads to a massive treasure hidden by the founding fathers (some of which were freemasons). If it sounds like some kind of Indiana Jones meet Tomb Raider thing, well, you're on the right track.

The dialogue sounds like it was written by someone who closely studied the action films of 1995. Complete with stupid one-liners and brilliantly stupid people figuring out things for no apparent reason (especially Cage's opening little rant where he comes to the conclusion about the DoI...).

For good or bad it's part of my DVD collection, I didn't like it, but if you're into movies like Charlie's Angels and whatever other mindless movie reminds you of that, well, it may be worth a rental to ya.


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