National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets Collector’s Edition DVD-View

May 21, 2008 at 2:11 pm (DVD, Movies)

One of my favorite movies from last year was National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. It’s now out on DVD, and I have to say I’m impressed. This is my DVD-View. The review for the movie: After months of anticipation, I was able to go see National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, and it was worth the wait. The story follows Benjamin Gates, once again played flawlessly be Nicolas Cage one day while he is teaching a class on his great-grandfather’s role in the prevention of the finding of a treasure which could have caused the Rebels to win the Civil War. Right after the lecture, a man stands up and claims that Ben’s Great Granfather Thomas was one of the conspirators. He then had to go on a mission to clear Thomas’ name and in doing so, discover the lost Cebola Treasure. The movie brings back all of the old characters and the people who played them, from Riley who is publishing his new book and having some financial troubles, to Jon Voight who plays Ben’s father. They also brought in Helen Mirren, who plays Ben’s Mother. The bickering between her and Ben’s father is hillarious. The treasure hunt this time takes them across the world, from France’s Statue of Liberty to Mount Rushmore. The story this time was equal to, if not better than the first, due to the fact Lincoln was one of my favorite presidents. This movie lives up to the hype, delivers a great and interesting plot for fans of the series, and any fan should check out this movie. 5 out of 5 

Now onto the DVD. I have to say this has to be one of the best looking boxarts I’ve ever seen. The fonts and background, including the pic of Nicolas Cage is great. The box is real smooth and shiny, just the right amount of holograph. The disc’s menu also is very swanky. Providing that same feel from the first movie with all the 18th century longhand, nice touch. The menu’s choices like set up, play, and special features 
even disappear, which is cool, but I could see being a problem for the elderly. “What happened to the Scene Selection? That must be a stroke.” The entire menu provides the great music I know and love. The video looks pretty nice, although during the final scenes in the movie it could be a little too dark. Anyway, the first disc contains the movie, while the second includes a plethora of bonus features including a hilarious blooper reel, along with some very good deleted scenes. Some other features include a look behind the scenes with making a sequel, the london car chase, and more. It’s worth noting that it took me a while to get into the special features menu. You have to select an icon that looks like the bird from the Mt. Rushmore finale and then you’re taken to a menu that looks like Cibola. I also liked the fact that the film had EIGHT sets of subtitles, including subtitles for the movie and the commentary, so you can just read what they’re saying. Overall, I loved National Treasure 2, it was a no-brainer buy for me, if you’re inquisitive, buy the collector’s edition if you were a big fan of the series like me, or if you just don’t feel like spending 5 more dollars for a buttload of special features worth $5, spend it on a footlong or something. This is definitely a great buy and a well-done DVD. 

Film- 5 out of 5

DVD-5 out of 5

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2 Comments

  1. nolanator said,

    I only bought the 1-disc.

  2. The James said,

    Awesome….I loved that movie…gonna have to rent it now.

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