Friday, December 3, 2004

National Treasure

So, I just got back from National Treasure, and I'm shocked at how much it didn't suck. I mean, it's a Disney movie, a family movie, and has a very silly premise (the Founding Fathers hiding a vast horde of treasure for future generations). But it's exciting, it's funny, and I thought it was surprisingly believable. The adventure/caper genre is not one of my favorites, and a big part of that is that I usually find the plots and such of those kinds of movies so stupid that it hurts—like, there's a "computer genius" who hacks into some high-security computer system in under ten seconds, or something like that. But National Treasure was suspenseful, intriguing, fun, and I enjoyed it a lot, despite my very-low expectations. I didn't know I was going to see a movie, so I didn't check reviews beforehand, but it didn't do too well. It's most frequently compared with Pirates of the Caribbean, and I found National Treasure infinitely more entertaining, but I guess I can't universally recommend it based on its reviews. I think it's definitely worth seeing, though.

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