*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“Remember the treasure I told you about?”
National Treasure: Edge of History premiered on Disney+ on December 14th 2022 with the first two episodes. The remaining episodes will air weekly. Based on the popular film series, the series stars Lisette Olivera, Zuri Reed, Jake Austin Walker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Harvey Keitel. Each episode is approximately 48-50 minutes.
Jess searches for answers about her family when she stumbles upon clues that may lead her to a famous lost treasure.
Here is the trailer:
National Treasure: Edge of History branches off into a new story without Nicolas Cage, but does the new series do enough to keep fans invested? Let’s find out…
A mystery with potential.
I love a good treasure hunt mystery and there is already a lot of potential with this one. The cast is likable enough and it’s embracing the young adult angle, which is working so far. I’m looking forward to getting more into the actual treasure hunt aspect, but so far it’s heading in the right direction.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a lot of fun!
I loved seeing her in Wednesday and she is already dominating the screen in the best way possible in National Treasure. She looks incredible as always and is really channeling the female villainess vibe, which is working in her favor. More please!
Falling into the standard YA tropes…
This isn’t a huge con, but I want to keep watching this show and I’m slightly worried that it will fall into overused tropes I see in countless shows and reboots that are trying to be “fresh” for a new generation. I actually really like the new characters so I’m hopeful the show will settle down into its own identity without having to rely on these tropes, but they have the potential to make this show forgettable…
We’re also missing a key main character, but I’m crossing my fingers that he’ll show up in some capacity…even if it’s later on.
So am I in or out?
I’m in about 75 percent…
I love a good treasure hunt movie and the YA spin is fun, but I’m hoping for more substance as the episodes continue.
I’m hopeful we’ll get there!
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on National Treasure: Edge of History in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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