I think this was a very well done sequel, although the first one is still better. My main issue with this particular one was many of the clues were just way too obvious to me making it not so exciting. Also, the previews to the movie made you know basically what was going to happen and did not really leave any surprises left for you to see in the movie. Despite the predictable plot and the clue answers being easy at least for me I still enjoyed the movie because there was at least some fun action in it.
The basic plot is that the Gates family having just reclaimed the family name has the family name tarnished by the claim that some great-grandfather was a key player in planning the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Thus the treasure hunt begins to find the city of gold because if it exists it proves that the relative burned pages from Booth's diary to stop the South from getting the treasure possibly overcoming the North. This begins another treasure hunt and involves the same core team of Ben, Riley, Abigal, and Ben's father. This movie also gets Ben's mom involved creating a side plot of his parents kind of coming back together that goes along with Ben and Abigal's coming back together, as apparently between the two movies they broke up.
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (titled National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets on the DVD/Blu-ray release) is a 2007 adventure film and is the sequel to the 2004 film National Treasure. It was directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
It was stated in the first film's commentary that there were no plans for a sequel, but due to the first film's impressive box-office performance, earning $347.5 million worldwide, a sequel was given the go-ahead in 2005. It took just 38 days of release for the sequel to out-gross the original.
The film premiered in New York City on December 13, 2007 and was released in the Middle East, Korea, and Taiwan on December 19, ...