Thursday, January 31, 2008
A Movie Review
National Treasure 2 is a movie that is worth going to see. Jack and I were anxious to see it because we came across the filming of the movie at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on our cross country trip last spring. (See these attached photos.) In addition I had learned at book club Friday that George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate is offering this winter tours of the celler passageways that are also featured in this movie. The movie is like a cross between two movies: The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The plot moves thru a lot of codes that have some historical background to them. And the movie has a good cast of actors: Helen Mirren, John Voight, Nicholas Cage, Ed Harris and Diane Kruger. In addition a scene at Mount Vernon features Randy Travis as Randy Travis. Other locations featured in this adventure film are Buckingham Palace, Library of Congress, the campus of the University of Maryland and the Statue of Liberty in Paris France. Yes, that's right---the one in Paris near the Eiffel Tower. By the way did you know that there are three Statues of Liberty in the world?