National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007, USA) C-124m. SCOPE *** D: Jon Turteltaub. Starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren, Ed Harris, Harvey Keitel, Bruce Greenwood. Cage is back as treasure hunter Ben Gates, who wants to prove that one of his ancestors did not have a hand in killing Abraham Lincoln, and he must find a legendary city of gold for that. His rival this time: a determined Ed Harris. A globe-trotting, whale of an adventure that makes very little sense, but fast pace and humor excuse these flaws. The sets are astounding and so are the effects. It's well-acted, too.

© Ron Altman