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Film I really hadn't expected much from National Treasure, the IndianaJones-a-like from a couple of years ago that turns freemasonry and American historical icons into a jumping off point for an action adventure film. Yes, there are cliches, but the script is very funny in places and for once Nic Cage pulls in his wilder excesses. There was a moment though when I realised that I was actually watching a Hollywood remake of the old Channel Four gameshow Treasure Hunt with all of the obscure clues but without Anneka Rice's magenta jumpsuit. It's also a treat to watch something in which the main character thinks his way through problems without once resorting to gun play. Sound familiar?

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