National Treasure movie review

National Treasure Movie Review

So I sat down to watch National Treasure the other night in time for the rumoured release of National Treasure 3, it was Monday; I know it was Monday because my Friend and long-time Companion had popped by when he finished work. Monday is the chefs count and stock take day so they can get out the restaurant normally by 5pm. Anyway he stopped by with a smile on his face, he had got himself two bargains that day; firstly he got 2 Easter eggs for $2 and secondly he got National Treasure on DVD for $3 in the broken case basket, at the corner of the isle in the shop! Of course I put coffees on, turned off the lights and settled down for 100mins of Nick Cage doing his thing! Gripping, what a pleasure to watch. The story line is enticing and keeps you wanting more and more comes along, just like magic.

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The characters make you feel like you want to solve the mystery along with them, just go along with the ride. Nick Cage is the Modern day hero I the first of two, hopefully three adventures National Treasure by Disney. Benjamin Franklin Gates played by Cage is looking for clues to find the treasure, hidden in history, where the rules were different and secrets were designed to be kept just that, a secret.

Hidden by the founding fathers of previous generations Ben gets his clues and chases them through Washington and Philadelphia. This film opens the mind and gets you to start thinking about where the secrets are hidden. The whole cast for this Movie is good with Sean Bean playing to his usual high standards and leading lady must get a little mention here with Diane Kruger playing Abigail the true hero’s Valkyrie.

As the plot thickens and the story unravels and Ben gets closer to the truth, he has to steal the declaration of independence, risky to say the least. As the viewer you are gripped to find the truth too; I’m sure Ben can be forgiven as he has the greater good behind his motives. It’s fun to watch and although I didn’t have any children present while watching; I would say the Movie is family friendly.

It reminds me of a slightly more fun Indian Jones, and when I say fun I mean there’s less gore that the children don’t want to see. Overall a fun little movie, all round and summarizing I’d say the baddies were just bad enough and Nick played his role down to the T, with a little Standard Nick Cage attitude thrown in for good measure. It’s hard to review a Movie without giving away any spoilers, but take my word for it its worth seeing, and next week I’ll let you all know what the second in the National Treasure series has to offer, I hope it will be as much fun as the first.

Go and get the Movie, if you have it watch it again! Films are always better second time round. Well that’s what i think anyway.

Next Monday Movie night is going to be National Treasure 2, let’s hope we can get more cheap chocolate again.

National Treasure Trailer


5 Advantages Of Taking Paid Online Guitar Lessons.

Nearly everyone has access to the Internet. Maybe you are using a laptop, desktop, tablet, ipad or even a mobile phone. This has made the Internet a great educational platform. You can learn nearly everything online. For the guitarists, the Internet has made the learning process more simplified with online guitar lessons. You can learn how to play from the comfort of your couch. There are very many platform offering both free and paid guitar class through videos. They use High quality videos, very interactive software and have team of world class tutors. As you know, the best things on earth come at a price. To get the best guitar lessons, you have to pay. Some of the best sites offering paid guitar lessons include, GuitarTricks and Jam play.

Advantages of taking online guitar lessons on paid websites.

1. Cheaper- Compared to the cost of hiring a private tutor, online tutors are a little bit cheap. You will pay only a fraction of what you could have paid to a private tutor of the same qualification.

2. Interactive software- Compared to using free guitar learning software found online, you will have access to an interactive software which will allow you to monitor your progress. This is better compared to downloading free videos on you tube and just flowing the instructions as you will not be able to monitor your progress.

3. Quick results-Using paid online resources will allow you to hone your skills very easily. You will learn at your own pace and if you have all the time in your hands,you can even learn the whole day for quicker results.Isn’t this amazing?
4. Learn at your convenience- When learning online, you can even learn at 2 am in the morning,right on your bed with your underwear on! You will choose your learning sessions according to your schedule. Unlike learning from a physical tutor who schedules your learning according to his available time, here you are the boss!

5. High quality videos- Since you are paying for it, you will learn using high quality videos unlike free videos from you tube where you have to be content with learning using very low quality videos.

For easy learning, consider joining a guitar learning platforms. If you don’t have money, there are a number of free options but you will have to be content with low quality videos, constant display of advertisements and so on.Though the benefits of learning playing the guitar are many, to get the best, plan on paying a little for your lessons. Nothing good comes for free in this world. Paying for online guitar lessons is easy as most tutoring platforms accepts all kinds of online payment methods such as paypal, netteler, money bookers and all types of credit and debit cards. If you are unsure if a online guitar platform is the best for you, can try out their free trial versions. If after paying you are not satisfied with the service, you can ask for your money back as most of them have money back guarantees.

I gurantee it will be better and cheaper than going for face to face lessons from a local guitar tutor!