Title: National Treasure
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger
Directed by: John Turteltaub
Summary: A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy is onto the same path that he’s on.
What we fondly remember: This is another one that’s not quite old enough to qualify, but worth making an exception for. Think Da Vinci Code lite, with just enough conspiracy to keep things spicy. I remember watching this one in the theater back when my kids were too young for it, and enjoyed it as much then as I did this time around.
What was refreshing: If your kids love action-adventure, and are ready for something a bit more sophisticated than what I call the SpyKids Genre (but maybe not quite ready for the violence and complication of Indiana Jones), National Treasure is a great place to start. Plus, there’s quite a few American history lessons weaved in.
Red flags: There’s minor violence, and a smattering of language, but nothing alarming.
Kids’ Review: Everyone liked this one, including Toby (who mostly followed it). There’s enough humor (and again, it’s sophisticated humor, which is appreciated) to keep everyone entertained, and the boys really enjoyed the amount of action (and the fact that the love story is minor…what a relief!).
Want more after the credits roll? Catch up on past reviews here!