Box art for National Treasure 2

National Treasure 2

  • Rated PG
  • HD and SD formats available

action & adventure


In this follow up to the box-office hit NATIONAL TREASURE, treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) once again sets out on an exhilarating, action-packed, global quest to unearth hidden history and treasures.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    35%
  • Audience Score
    67%

common sense

ON for kids age 9
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Action-packed treasure hunt is age-appropriate but so-so.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the action in this fast-paced adventure sequel is loud and sometimes tense (car chases, near falls from high ledges in a dark cave, etc.), but for the most part it's pretty tame. The most troubling scene comes early, when, in a flashback to 1865, a child sees his father shot and killed; the sequence also includes a reenactment of Abraham Lincoln's assassination (not bloody, but obvious). In the present day, there's some shooting, car crashes, hand-to-hand fighting, and threats made with guns. Expect some cleavage shots, plus innocuous flirting and kissing.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the differences between real history and "Hollywood history." Why do you think filmmakers bend the facts so often? Is real history less entertaining than the kind that's manufactured for the movies? Do you think this movie is trying to prompt kids to take an interest in history? Kids: What do you know about the historical sites featured in the film (the White House, Buckingham Palace, and Mount Rushmore)? How could you find out more?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Dave White, Movies.com, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rotten:

- Paul Greenwood, Future Movies UK, Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fresh:

- Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK], Saturday, October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews

4 stars

It's better than the original. It's a spectacular and breathtaking adventure that's fast, thrilling and pulse-pounding all the way to the end. It's relentlessly exciting, wickedly funny and explosively entertaining. An awesome globe-hopping action-packed adventure. Great stunts and awesome chases. It's pure exhilarating fun. The entire cast is fantastic, they bring on the fun and energy that made the first one so great. It's filled with solid mystery, clever tricks and brilliant turns. A wild, enjoyable and unforgettable adrenaline-rush.

- allan913, Monday, April 11, 2011

4 stars

It's better than the original. It's a spectacular and breathtaking adventure that's fast, thrilling and pulse-pounding all the way to the end. It's relentlessly exciting, wickedly funny and explosively entertaining. An awesome globe-hopping action-packed adventure. Great stunts and awesome chases. It's pure exhilarating fun. The entire cast is fantastic, they bring on the fun and energy that made the first one so great. It's filled with solid mystery, clever tricks and brilliant turns. A wild, enjoyable and unforgettable adrenaline-rush.

- allan913, Monday, April 11, 2011

2 stars

Looks like they took the same fuckin' screenplay from the first one, and changed the name. He kidnappes the president of the United States, and everything will be forgotten only if he proves his great great great grand-father was innocent ? Bullshit.

- emilebond007, Sunday, January 16, 2011