National Treasure
In National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Nicolas Cage‘s character Ben Gates goes after the President of the United States’ book of secrets, an unofficial book which contains the answers for the biggest coverups in American history. In addition to his mission to restore his family’s name, Gates is advised by the President of the United States to “read Page 47″. And of course, the information which is contained on Page 47 is never revealed, which many suspected might be a possible third film. Others wrote it off as nothing more than a throwaway gag.

But even if it was just a throwaway gag, we all know that can become something of franchise canon. For instance, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale never intended for a sequel for Back to the Future, and the ending of the film where Doc Brown returns from the future with a flying Delorean was just intended to be a funny gag to end the movie on. In fact, they didn’t decide to do a sequel until after the film became a big success, at which time they added the “To be continued…” caption to the conclusion of the film (it was never included in the theatrical print). The writers later stated that the ending gag in the first film painted them in a corner for the sequel.

So is Page 47 just a throwaway gag or will it be the starting point of National Treasure 3?

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National Trasure 2In National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Nicolas Cage’s character Ben Gates is after the President of the United States’ book of secrets, an unofficial book which contains the answers for the biggest coverups in American history. In addition to his mission to restore his family’s name, Gates is advised by the President of the United States to “read Page 47″. And of course, the information which is contained on Page 47 is never revealed, setting up a possible third film.  Someone posed the question to director Jon Turteltaub at the film’s press day, and here is his answer:

“I’ll tell you, what is on page 47 is I think the single greatest secret in America today… which is… the plot of Star Trek.”

Now that’s funny.

source: Collider

Video: National Treasure 2 Car Chase Scene

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Disney has uploaded a sneak preview of a car chase sequence from National Treasure: Book of Secrets to help promote the sequel, which hits theaters on December 21st 2007. It’s your basic car chase sequence, nothing remotely special. Check out the National Treasure 2 Car Chase after the jump.
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

I get crap fro all my movie critic and intellectual friends for saying this, but I really enjoyed the first National Treasure. I’m sure I’ll even get some flack in the comments for saying so. It was a fun, sit back, relax, much on some popcorn, sip on some soda, no need to think, type of movie. And sure, the concept was completely stolen from Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code novels, but who really cares? To be honest, National Treasure was a far more entertaining movie than Ron Howard’s adaptation of the Code. I also must admit that the first trailer for Disney’s sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets worried me. It looked bad, but not in a good way. Thankfully, the second full length trailer which hit the interwebs tonight is a much better cut. My only complaint right now is that, much like a lot of trailers, it probably shows too much. You can check out this new trailer below.
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The Most Anticipated Movie of the Next Year

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What is the most anticipated movie scheduled for release in the next year?

The Dark Knight… nope.

Iron Man? Nah uh.

I Am Legend? Will Smith wishes.

The answer to the question and more after the jump.
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets Movie Poster

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Check out this very cool new poster for National Treasure: Book of Secrets. One thing Disney knows is how to design a killer poster. Too bad the film’s script isn’t up to the same level (Check out the previously released Movie Trailer). Check it out after the jump. National Treasure: Book of Secrets hits theaters on December 21st 2007.

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets Movie Trailer

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The National Treasure: Book of Secrets trailer which Disney premiered at Comic-Con 2007 is now available online. As we previously reported, the new trailer reveals a lot more about the plot of the film:

A missing page from John Wilkes Booth’s diary reveals that treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage)’s great grandfather might have actually been the one responsible for Lincoln’s assassination. Gates begins a mission to clear his family’s name. To do that he must kidnap the president of the United States to get access to a secret book that is for the president’s eyes only. The book also has the truth about Area 51 and the missing minutes in the Watergate tapes.

I really enjoyed the first film, but a plot that involves kidnapping the President of the United States seems way too ridiculous. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Disney premiered the new movie trailer for National Treasure: Book of Secrets at Comic-Con 2007. The new trailer revealed much more about the film’s plot.

A missing page from John Wilkes Booth’s diary reveals that treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage)’s great grandfather might have actually been the one responsible for Lincoln’s assassination. Gates begins a mission to clear his family’s name. To do that he must kidnap the president of the United States to get access to a secret book that is for the president’s eyes only. The book also has the truth about Area 51 and the missing minutes in the Watergate tapes.

Despite it’s ridiculous premise, National Treasure was a fun action flick. The plot for Book of Treasures seems to up the ante, and not in a good way. Stealing the declaration of independence is at least possible (maybe), but to kidnap the President of the United States?

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