Yes, the 4th of July is America’s birthday and we’re happy about that, but let’s get real: The best part of this holiday is watching National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets, while eating strawberry shortcake, secure in the knowledge that someone in your family is barbecuing so you can continue sitting/watching/eating. It does not get better than Nicholas Cage declaring that to protect the Declaration of Independence, and that he must steal it. That is just the sort of attitude that this country was founded on: liberty and justice (and Nic Cage movies) for all. So in order to decide whether to watch the original or the sequel this fourth, build a delicious BBQ:
Pizza is an acceptable BBQ food.
Fireworks are to 4th of July as oxygen is to:
The ideal BBQ desert is:
The dress code at my BBQ will be:
Expect an invite to arrive via:
The BBQ’s theme will be:
Rank these BBQ side dishes in order of importance at your fete:
Which lawn game will you play
What is the secret password guests will use to get into your BBQ?
Acceptable hot dogs condiments at my BBQ:
You should watch National Treasure!
Like this movie, you are a classic and value the past—you also have a thing for secret societies and really enjoy solving riddles. May you be as happy while watching this as Nicholas Cage is when he finds Ben Franklin’s glasses hidden in a brick.
You Should Watch National Treasure: Book of Secrets!
It’s not often that sequels measure up to the original movie, but with Dame Helen Mirren the impossible becomes possible, so embrace your inner history aficionado and get ready to take a trip to Mount Rushmore that you will never forget.