National Treasure (dvd) Review
One in the surprise blockbusters of 2004, National Treasure evokes images of the Indiana Jones trilogy having its adventurous look for a mysterious hidden treasure. But most probably, the film will be the result in the massive commercial success of a “quest for the holy grail” novel entitled The Da Vinci Code. Since its release, Dan Brown’s book has sold over twenty million copies, and its particular plot of an historian turned treasure hunter who uncovers ancient clues executed by the Knights Templar and also the Masons that contain the answer to a treasure of unimaginable consequences from the era of the Crusades while the process with the aid of a beautiful woman curator in the very archive which props up crucial clues to its discovery, all while an evil competitor who seeks the treasure for himself follows on his heels – whew! is often a plot device that’s eerily much like Dan Brown’s bestseller. But National Treasure takes place in the United States rather than Europe, so that you can rest assured that the book’s success had nothing to do with the movie’s production (wink, wink)? Anyway, regardless of its origin, National Treasure is definitely an entertaining adventure greater than worthy of the movie-goer’s time?
National Treasure follows the exploits of Benjamin “Ben” Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), the youngest inside a long type of historians who think that America’s Founding Fathers were the guardians of a massive treasure dating back the era from the Crusades. Despite his father Patrick’s (Jon Voight) pessimism, Ben investigates a clue provided by his grandfather John Adams Gates (Christopher Plummer) – a hint inherited by their distant relative Charles Carroll, one in the last surviving signatories from the Declaration of Independence. Working with his employer Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Ben unlocks the mystery with the clue which results in his belief that the treasure map is encoded in invisible around the backside in the Declaration of Independence?
When Ian hatches a scheme to rob the National Archives of the company’s most treasured artifact, Ben promptly alerts the FBI. But the feds’ failure to look at his claim seriously prompts Ben to devise their own plan to steal the parchment (so they can protect its secrets from Ian). Along the way, Ben convinces National Archives curator Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger) from the conspiracy, and he or she agrees to assist him steal the Declaration of Independence. With ดูซีรี่ย์เกาหลี , Ben and Abigail are brought better the greatest discovery. But Ian Howe and the FBI are always a stride behind, and multiple dangerous obstacles stay in their way? Does a vast treasure of wealth hidden through the Founding Fathers really exist? And will Ben and Abigail believe it is before it grouped into the wrong hands? Just as with Harry Potter and Indiana Jones, each of the fun is at waiting to learn?
National Treasure marks the next mass-audience commercial success of 2004 for Walt Disney Pictures (The Incredibles being the other), and Disney teams up again with Jerry Bruckheimer Films (with whom it handled The Pirates Of The Caribbean) to tug off the feat. Director Jon Turteltaub (While You Were Sleeping) manages to provide a modicum of realism with a film that asks it audience over and over again to ignore sound judgment. Sporting a screenplay that offers its hero a few absurdly difficult clues that they solves with relative ease, National Treasure presents a comic book edifice that borders for the juvenile. But the film is saved through the fact that it doesn’t encounter in the overtly serious light, but instead like a fun and entertaining night on the movies that even offers some comic relief. As such, National Treasure can be a definite must-see film. Because if it’s anything, it’s plenty of fun?