Last night I found myself digging through my old DVD collection, in an attempt to find something interesting to watch (cause what else is there for a fangirl to do on a Thursday night) and I found a bit of an ‘older’ film- National Treasure.
Being from Philadelphia, I remember when they had the streets closed off for the filming almost as if it were yesterday. Well, my yesterday is just a wee bit off.. considering it has been about nine years since we’ve seen a National Treasure movie out in theaters.
Both of the films have mixed reviews from critics, the original film scoring a 44% on Rotten Tomatoes and the sequel- a 35%. Despite this, fans still loved the films. It has always been incredibly interesting to see actual history come to life, but with a small spin of a treasure hunting adventure thrown into the mix.
In a past interview with EW , The film’s lead Cage said:
I haven’t really heard anything about that. I do know that those scripts are very difficult to write, because there has to be some credibility in terms of the facts and fact-checking, because it was relying on historical events. And then you have to make it entertaining. I know that it’s been a challenge to get the script where it needs to be. That’s as much as I’ve heard. But they’re still working on it.
Even though not everything that goes on the film is entirely true, it’s hard to deny that these films are enjoyable. Here’s to hoping that some new news comes out about this film soon, but in the meantime, I’m gonna binge watch the first two films!
The National Treasure feature Nicolas Cage as Bill Gates, Diane Kruger as Cage’s love interest Abigail, Justin Bartha as his partner-in-crime Riley, and Jon Voight as his dad Patrick. The second movie also brought in Helen Mirren as Cage’s mom, Emily.
Sources: CinemaBlend, EW
Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She is currently co-authoring a novel called ‘Snow Falls’. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree in Business. When she isn’t writing, she is co-owner of a film production studio called ‘Valentine Productions LLC’ and she frequently spends her weekends acting in films, or being a stuntwoman.