There's something very 80's about treasure hunt films in my mind. I'm not quite sure if that's because there were a lot of them or if it's just because there were a few notable examples that stuck in my mind (most likely the latter), but for some reason I had far less interest in the genre by the time Jon Turteltaub conjured up the first National Treasure film some years later. Many apparently were interested though, as it was successful enough to spawn a sequel, and both were recently recommended by a friend, so I set aside my apathy and watched them. My main question prior to this, however, was: could they be as much fun as their 80's forebears?
National Treasure (2004)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Yes, that's all - mercifully there are only the two films in this series, although worryingly there have long been whispers of a belated third. Eeek! Oh well, until that does or doesn't appear, here's a trailer for the slightly-less-stupid first film: