Last night I had a rare treat — a date with my wife, sans offspring. We went to see the new movie National Treasure. I really enjoyed it.
Just so everyone is forewarned, the fact that I enjoyed a movie should not be taken as a sign that it’s a good movie. There are very few films that I have ever hated, and I have intentionally purchased movies on DVD that cause “normal” people to cringe and question my sanity. Thankfully, I know plenty of people who are not normal!
The movie has both Kathy (my wife) and me wishing we knew more of American history.
In some ways, this movie is a lot like Sneakers. The plot is so fantastic that it could be absurd, but the story works because it’s put together very well. I believe that Nicholas Cage is also part of its success — nobody else could have pulled off this role. There is always something peculiar about the characters he plays, and he’s good at peculiar.
And that wraps up my post. I was all set to go into detail about what I thought at certain points in the movie, but I’m suddenly drawing a blank.