If you can enjoy a movie for what it is then I think you will like this fast paced adventure. It may not be completely historically accurate but the combination of history and mystery are certainly fun to watch. A lot of the movie is reality meeting the impossible or at least improbable, yet it makes it look easy to steal a highly guarded document. But oh well that’s why it is a movie right? This movie also made my stop at the National Archives building in Washington D.C. a lot more fun and interesting. National Treasure has an Indiana Jones type feel, not quite as much action but the hunt for treasure is on.
Motherly Advice: ClearPlay did its job by cutting out some profanity and blasphemy and, refreshingly, it didn’t have to work too hard beyond that. It also feels good when a filmmaker puts out a movie that has very little of the junk that makes it difficult to let your pre-teens and adolescents see without skewing too young. With a treasure at stake there are plenty of cat and mouse chase scenes that include gunfire but no casualties or blood; there are also some threats of death, both verbal and non-verbal; one character does fall to his death but nothing graphic, all that is shown is the man falling off of something and then cutting away. There is a love story but it is more of a subtle part of the film and not overly cheesy but there is a kiss that they share, so nothing to fear here. All in all it is a great family movie that can be enjoyed by anyone 8+.
Hannah – ClearPlay Treasure Seeker