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Posted on 11/21/2004 3:48:15 PM PST by Kitten Festival
As long as I am confessing less than elevated interests today, I might as well admit that I really enjoyed the new film National Treasure. This is probably the first Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie I have ever praised, unless you count Team America, which is a parody of his extravagent explosion-filled action movies, acted by puppets.
Sure, it is a highly-implausible adventure film, but it has a number of redeeming values. It is first-rate storytelling, with nary a dull moment, and a mostly coherent narrative line. It is basically a treasure hunt, comparable in many ways to Raiders of the Lost Ark or King Solomon's Mines, two other very well-crafted screen adventures. John Turteltaub, the director, is quite impressive in the way he keeps advancing the narrative, and makes appealing characters out of what could have been stick figures.
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Don't believe the Freemasonry propaganda. If you dig into REAL history you will find the Freemasons are a force what what's wrong with this country. Specifically, the "invention" of the myth of seperation of church/state (most people think it IN the consitition). I challenge anyone to find it in any of the documents that our Republic holds dear.
In addition, the more you dig into "Morals and Dogma" - essentially the handbook of Freemasonry, the more occult it gets. M&D was written by Albert Pike. Check into him one fine Sunday afternoon.
Won't. Can't stand Nicholas Cage. The boy is a lousy actor. Only film he was good in was "Raising Arizona". He was perfect for the part.
Saw it last night. Good flick...agree w/ the B+ rating. Very fast paced & not a slow minute in the film.
Make sure you fasten your tin foil nice and tight. Or, the Bildebergers will come get you.
Sometimes a movie, is just a movie.
Michael Medved also gave it a very good review. Left-stream media critics hate it. Sounds like my kind of film.
I was going to see it last night but Mrs. Hugin has a cold. I'll have to go next week.
Yeah those evil Freemasons, like Washington and Franklin.
I liked this movie. Sure it was escapist silliness, but it was still a fun movie. And it didn't treat the founders badly. That's a suprise for Hollywood.
I like Cage. I thought he was great in "The Rock" and "Snake Eyes".
Glad you mentioned it. That was a really cool part of the flick.
My wife and I liked it.
Before going, I saw the so-so/negative reviews. The first one I read (Aussie Garth Franklin) complained of its "patriotism." Sounded like a plus to me.
I wondered, though, how a Kerry/Klinton kool-aid-drinker would hear a line in there about overthrowing the government, riffing off and expanding what the Declaration says.
Nicholas Cage seemed a perfect fit in Raising Arizona
In all his other movies, he seems disjointed and out of place.
Maybe Cage will luck out with a Raising Arizona II.
I give it **1/2. It held my interest, didn't have much of a script, but good for the family to enjoy. Besides, I'm a sucker for Masonic conspiracy theories.
No. The Knights of Malta, who paid the tribute of a falcon, were (and are) the Knights Hospitalers, not the Knights Templar.
| Just got back from the movie this afternoon. I know a little about Freemasonry... enough to know that it is wrong for a christian to be one. I have studied quite a bit of their literature and find it to be quite full of humanistic teachings.
As for the movie, I didn't really find it to be really pro or anti-masonic (other than their are protrayal as the good guys - i.e. protectors of the treasure)
Overall, a very innocent, clever, and inacurrate usage of the Masons history and symbolics to come up with a unique and entertaining story.
I would give the movie 3 out of 5 stars.
DH & I went on Friday night, and while he thought that not enough stuff "blew up" I loved the locations, and the history-mystery aspect of it. He had to tell me to "shaddup already!" because I kept pointing out minor D.C. sites that I have visited but he didn't know of, LOL!
It was good on the big screen, but I'd probably wait for it to come out on DVD if you have a decent sound system.
It wasn't "The Mummy" and it certainly wasn't "Raiders of the Lost Ark" but it was serviceable. "B" rating from me. And VERY kid friendly. One or two kisses, no blood, no swearing that stood out. Cute, sweet, funny side-kick buddy guy. Nice, kindly and slightly wack-o Dad figure. Waaaay too much Product Placement. I stopped counting at 15 things. Gawd! Just make a friggin' movie, not a commercial, could ya?
And No Naked Harvey Keitel! Wa-Hoo! That ALONE was worth the price of admission.
The previous week we saw "The Incredibles." Liked that one, too.
Two good movies in a row. I don't go to many movies, because most of them look like junk.