NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (2007)
National Treasure: Book Of Secrets (2007)
Following a trail to the national treasure.
“All I need is a few minutes with the President.”
Cormac Wibberley (screenplay)
Benjamin Gates returns in this historical adventure sequel to the 2004 movie National Treasure, on a mission to clear the name of his Great great grandfather Thomas Gates from the accusation that he was a part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. The accusation is made by Mitch Wilkinson who interrupts a talk being given by Ben and his father Patrick on the eighteen missing pages of the John Wilkes Booth Diaries, and presents what appears to be one of the missing pages, apparently proving the involvement of Thomas Gates.
Ben and his Father are then compelled to uncover the mystery surrounding the missing diary pages and in the process find themselves on a treasure hunt of epic proportions.
Ben’s puzzle solving mission again involves Dr Abigail Chase, who has become even more highly respected in her field and with whom Ben now has a less than harmonious relationship, and his friend Riley Poole, who has since written a book which none in this circle have read, but eventually becomes key in resolving a pivotal clue.
With Mitch Wilkinson and his team in pursuit, their adventures transport them from the Statue of Liberty in Paris, to Buckingham Palace in London, the Washington White House to Mount Rushmore.
Their journey points them towards a clue in the ‘mythical’ President’s ‘Book Of Secrets’, the ony person knowing of it’s whereabouts being the president, and Ben decides he yet again has to do something wrong in order to do something right to access the clue: kidnap the President of the United States.
He manages to find out not only the location of the book but to read page 47 at the bequest of the President and find the next clue that they need. It leads Ben, Abigail, Riley and Patrick to Mount Rushmore, where they cross paths with Wilkinson who has kidnapped his Mother Emily, and all six of them set out on the biggest part of the adventure yet, to find the Lost City of Gold.