The Gates family have been treasure hunters for generations. They have always believed that there was a National Treasure that the founding fathers hid after the Revolutionary War. John Adam Gates (Christopher Plummer) was the grandfather who first thought about the hidden treasure. It was then passed on down to Patrick Gates (Jon Voight) his son. Finally it was passed on down to Ben Gates (Nicholas Cage). Now Ben was in cahoots with a guy by the name of Ian Howe (Sean Bean) and they were going to have to steal the Declaration of Independence. You see on the back there is a map to this treasure. The problem is that whenever they find a clue it takes them to another clue. The two disagree about how to steal the document and Ben tries to steal it just to keep Ian away from it. When Ben goes to rob it he runs into Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger) the curator. She figures out what he is doing and tries to stop him. The two end up getting together to try and find the treasure along with Riley Poole (Justin Bartha). Now Ben was spotted at the National Archives stealing the Declaration of Independence so he has Ian and the FBI after him, FBI agent Sadusky (Harvey Keitel). As they travel to all the possible clues and get more clues you really kind of wonder is there any treasure after all or is it a wild goose chase. Director Jon Turtellaub does a wonderful job with this talented cast. The action is keeping you on the edge of your seat. This is one of those movies that you really want there to be the treasure but what you see the characters do to come together makes the movie very interesting indeed. Enjoy.
September 9, 2013