Unfortunately, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" falls under the category of been there, done that.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This is a Mouth Agape Movie, during which your mouth hangs open in astonishment at one preposterous event after another.
| Original Score: 2/4
Is it possible to enjoy Book of Secrets? Obviously, although its lunacy requires a level of suspension of disbelief that some will be incapable of attaining.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
All you want from a movie like this, really, is a little brainless fun, and it keeps holding out on you.
There's sounder logic and more genuine sleuthing in a 'Scooby Doo' cartoon.
More than content to simply toss the same exact formula into the microwave and deliver its lukewarm cinematic leftovers to an always-hungry audience.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's virtually the same movie with new locations. Oh, plus Helen Mirren. Not a bad addition, but the popcorn fun is gone.
The derivative National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a smooth, lightweight action film for undemanding audiences.
This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners.
Since Book of Secrets doesn't take its faux-intricate story seriously, there's no reason this review should either.
You wonder how anyone involved could possibly have thought what they were doing was coherent.
| Original Score: C
If you desperately need to escape the house this holiday season, avoid this treasure and see something else.
| Original Score: 3/10
Solve the P vs. NP Problem or figure out the plot of Book of Secrets.
nothing more than a series of ADD driven vignettes held together by the flimsiest of plots, helmed by the dude who made 3 Ninjas.
Ultimately, Book of Secretsis an embarrassingly by-the-numbers rehash of the first National Treasure, lighter on the swirly, emotion-cuing music but still well-trafficked in ridiculous feats and worse dialogue.
Helen Mirren provides adequate distraction from Justin Bartha's insufferable ad-libs. Yep, he's still comedy poison. Three years hasn't changed that.
| Original Score: D+
Too bad such a stellar combo cast had to get dumbed down for such inconsequential pandemonium.
There's some fun...but the budding franchise seems already out of steam.
Unless you really love déjà vu experiences, there's no legitimate reason to sit through National Treasure: Book of Secrets in a theater.
| Original Score: C-
It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes The Da Vinci Code look like Tolstoy.