FOXNews.com – Foxlife – ‘National Treasure’ Strikes Box-Office Gold: “Cage’s ‘National Treasure’ debuted as the No. 1 weekend movie with $35.3 million, coming in just ahead of ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie,’ which opened in second with $33.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.”National Treasure is a mediocre action movie. It has a bizarre view of history that is hard to swallow. (Free mason Founding Fathers refusing to spend any part of a large treasure when their cause was dying for lack of money? Centuries of treasure growing each time it was passed from hand to hand?) On the other hand, it is clean, fun at times, and has decent acting that is only marred by the typical action adventure hack-job by the female “lead.” I am glad I went, but the movie leaves almost no impression on my mind. However, I doubt anyone’s mind was the target of the producers of this film. Go for fun, but if you wait for the dollar theater, you have not missed much.
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