I got to see the second installment in the National Treasure franchise today and really enjoyed it. All of the previous cast members were back and the chemistry was definitely there.
The movie picks up a little while after the last one ends and has Ben Gates and crew hunting for a new treasure with clues hidden around the world. There’s a bad guy who’s a little less two dimensional than last time to work with, and a nice twist involving the President.
The ending was fun, kind of a happily-ever-after, but I think we’re in store for another sequel because I really want to know what’s on page 47.
I went out to see Beowulf tonight and was treated to a 3D version using some newer technology. No more red/blue glasses, this one used polarized glasses and was in full color. The perspective was interesting, without many of the sight gags that 3D movies have unnecessarily added. There were a few, but not too many and they weren’t obnoxious. As for the story, it’s been years since I’ve read the original so I won’t comment on that aspect, but it was entertaining and pretty faithful to the story as I remember it. The CG was well done, it’s amazing to see how much it’s improved since the days of Tron and The Last Starfighter.
I finally got the latest batch of my 50 wt. Wheat out of the secondary and into the keg this evening. It was a two week secondary fermentation, but the final gravity is down to 1.013, which is close enough to done that I’m not going to let it go any further down. I think that the cold snap we got threw off the fermentation. The chiller worked too well and I’m thinking that the yeast slowed down a little too much.
Now I’ve run in to a problem. I’ve got three kegs in the fridge, one almost empty, but still three kegs. My CO2 system has only two taps on the low pressure side, so I’ve got two kegs hooked up to the gas end, the stout and the new batch of wheat, and the old batch of wheat and the stout connected to the taps. It’s not ideal and I think I’m going to be upgrading that part of the system at some point.