“National Treasure: Edge Of History”

Micah Trimmer Reviews “National Treasure: Edge of History” By Micah Trimmer

Rating: TV-14
Platform: Disney+

“National Treasure: Edge of History” follows a new group of explorers racing to find Mesoamerican treasures against a shady organization. I enjoyed the “National Treasure” duology. The movies may not be the peak of cinema, but they were competent and fun. This TV series, however, has some rough edges. It doesn’t have the most impressive visuals, but for a streaming show, that is forgivable. The most egregious to me is the dialogue. Lines can often feel amateur-ish at best, with certain character traits being reinforced with the subtlety and class of a tantrum-throwing toddler. Finding lost or hidden treasure is such an exciting idea when we are young—outsmarting traps, discovering secrets outrunning danger at every turn all for something worth more than we can fathom. The funny thing is, for most people this once-fun fantasy loses its luster faster than the gold we hoped to find. 

In Matthew 6:19-21, when teaching about money, Jesus said, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” As Christians bound for eternity, it would be foolish to put all our efforts and hopes into things that will not come with us into glory. May the treasure we seek be Christ Himself.



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