Friday, November 19, 2004

Treasure, Ho!

Just got back from seeing National Treasure. I have to admit that it was an okay film. It was completely implausible as far as reality but if you just went with the story it was very entertaining. Sarah, Brandon and I hung out for a little bit here at home (watching The Real World: Philadelphia and Laguna Beach ... blame Sarah) before going out to the movie.

I have to admit, Justin Bartha (who played Riley Poole, Nicholas Cage's "wingman" and cohort) was very, very good in his role. He was very funny (he got the most laughs out of the audience) and very likeable as the nerdy sidekick. He had some great lines and really added to the movie. Nicholas Cage ... well, he's offered better performances than in this movie but overall I was very happily satisfied.

If you're in the mood for an interesting adventure tale, check it out. Michael T. reviewed the movie for Detroit's Metro Times and I think he was less congenial than I am being. As always, decide for yourself and go see a movie based on what you think you'll like, not what someone else tells you.

I think you might get a kick out of this one.