Okay, Tales From Netflix are DVD reviews, where I tell you if a DVD is worth putting in your Netflix rental queue, moving it to the top, burying it at the bottom, or not even bothering in the first place.
Today's movie is:
National Treasure was something I was looking forward to seeing, at home. No thoughts of theatre viewing here... a good popcorn flick I thought, but the idea of a treasure map and hunt involving the declaration of independence reeked of big budget H-town. That's pretty much how the movie plays out. Fun to watch, and actually funny and smart at times, while generally silly and stupid at others. All in all, a fun watch. Part of that is the casting, Nick Cage is a solid actor, and generally likeable, aside from the bad hair piece.
Will you believe the founding fathers hoarded the worlds largest treasure, with clues to it's whereabouts scattered, and lost, amongst historical US monuments and the like? No. Will you enjoy yourself over the course of the 2+ hours? Yes (if you can get over the hair plugs, and Brucken-stuff). But that does bring up another point, it ran a little too long, and suffered for it towards the end.
Go ahead and add this one to your Netflix queue... towards the middle.