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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

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Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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While Ben Gates is presenting new information about John Wilkes Booth and the 18 pages missing from Booth's diary, a man by the name of Mitch Wilkinson stands up and presents a missing page of John Wilkes Booth's diary. Thomas Gates, Ben's great-grandfather, is mentioned on the page. It shows that Ben's great-grandfather was a co-conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's murder. When doing more research, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail Chase, and Riley Poole to Buckingham Palace (which they break into). They discover a plank that has early Native American writing on it. The plank has only one symbol that Patrick Gates can identify. The symbol is Cibola (see-bowl-uh) meaning the City of Gold. In order to define the rest they have to go to Ben's mother, Patrick's divorced wife. After 32 years it brings back old arguments. After that the other clue is in the President's desk in the Oval Office in the White House (which Ben and Abigail sneak into) to discover that the clue lies in The ... Written by mviedirctr354

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National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets  »

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$130,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,483,297 (UK) (8 February 2008)

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$219,961,501 (USA) (13 June 2008)
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The miniature bottle of whiskey Ben Gates uses to splash his face to fool the Buckingham Palace security is a single malt from the Isle of Jura distillery. See more »

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When Ben is trying to decrypt the Playfair Cipher, he says the keyword must be 5 letters long and tries a variety of 5 letter words. Actually, when using this encryption method the keyword/key-phrase can be shorter or longer provided it makes a 5 x 5 table of non-repeating letters. See more »

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Decent film
31 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a decent film. Nothing more, nothing less. I came out of the theater content, and yet by the next hour I'd forgotten much of what had taken place. Such is the case for most films now, however.

Compared to the first film, the plot is weak (certainly not as tightly drawn as the former) but the energy is the same and the humor is the same, and overall it's still as watchable as the first. Helen Mirren and Ed Harris were also very good, and somewhat surprising, additions to the cast.

Essentially, the movie is on the ridiculous/unbelievable side, but it's worth a watch. I don't think I'd pay another 10 dollars to see it again in theaters, but waiting for a rental will do.


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