National Treasure: Book of Secrets
National Treasure: Book of Secrets ★★½ 2007 (PG)
Equally old-fashioned sequel to the 2004 treasure hunt. Ben Gates (Cage) and dad Patrick (Voight) defend the family honor from dastardly southerner Mitch Wilkinson (Harris), who insists a Gates ancestor was actually behind Lincoln's assassination. Interesting historical clues combine with a presidential book of secrets and a global hunt for missing gold to create an enjoyable adventure. Includes all the players from the original, along with new addition, Gates matriarch Emily (an admirably game Mirren). 124m/C DVD . US Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Helen Mirren, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris, Bruce Greenwood, Alicia Coppola, Michael Maize, Timothy Murphy, Joel Gretsch; D: Jon Turteltaub; W: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne S. Wibberley; C: John Schwartzman, Amir M. Mokri; M: Trevor Rabin.