National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Name: National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets
Year: 2007
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 124
Description: While Ben Gates is presenting new information about John Wilkes Booth and the 18 pages missing from Booth’s diary, a man by the name of Mitch Wilkinson stands up and presents a missing page of John Wilkes Booth’s diary. Thomas Gates, Ben’s great-grandfather, is mentioned on the page. It shows that Ben’s great-grandfather was a co-conspirator in Abraham Lincoln’s murder. When doing more research, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail Chase, and Riley Poole to Buckingham Palace (which they break into). They discover a plank that has early Native American writing on it. The plank has only one symbol that Patrick Gates can identify. The symbol is Cibola (see-bowl-uh) meaning the City of Gold. In order to define the rest the have to go to Ben’s mother, Patrick’s divorced wife. After 32 years it brings back old arguments. After that the other clue is in the President’s…
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger and Justin Bartha
Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery

I had forgotten almost everything about it so enjoyed it, even though lots of it is ridiculous. The two themes of the score are literally the same as the beginning of Luke and Leia’s theme in Star Wars 6 and the Back to the Future theme that opens the end credits in the first film. The electric guitar is out of place too.

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