What made the first "National Treasure" such a blast for me was the simplicity of the story and how self-aware it was. I feel the second entry still carries some of the same fun elements, but overall it's a lesser movie. I still enjoyed the story and really thought the opening scene was well executed. My main issue with this one is that the first half moves at a pretty sluggish pace and pretty much all of the action and thrilling moments are saved for the second half. If some of the earlier scenes were more compelling or shortened, this might have been a better movie. Nonetheless, fans of the first will definietly find family friendly enjoyment from this adventure.