Michael Wed Nov 24 23:44:25 2004|
National Treasure - 9.8
I dunno, the critics seem universally to have loathed this film, but my wife and I loved it. Of course, we're obsessed with treasure and I have this thing for the Declaration of Independence, and Nicolas Cage, as far as I'm concerned, could just sit in a corner for an hour raising his eyebrow and it would be worth watching. That guy sure can play obsessive geeks well.
So I'm pretty sure it was just pandering to our weaknesses, this movie was, and that's why we liked it. Also, it was the first time we'd been to a movie together, alone, for ... I honestly can't remember the last time. So that helped.
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."