Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Librarian Movie Series.......

The Librarian Series is a fun and silly series of TV movies starring Noah Wyle of  ER fame .  In this series of TV movies he gets recruited to a job working for The Library  that contains every important artifact that Indiana Jones would have found.   This series is what it would be like if Indiana Jones was a lot more geeky and clumsy.   The TV series Warehouse 13 has the same basic concept as this series of movies....a giant warehouse with all the mysteries of the universe are stored.

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)  6 out of 10

The is like a cheesy TV version of Indiana Jones type adventures and deals with all the artifacts that I've read about in Indy books or comics.   The first one introduces his character as well as a great  mentor played in all 3 films by Bob Newhart.  In this adventure he ends up saving the world by keeping the Spear of Destiny out of  Kyle Maclachlan's hands (over acting with flair).  The effects are cheesy, but the mood is light and fun so it works. A fun afternoon diversion for fans of an adventure type story where mystical items are at risk of falling into the hands of evil.

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006)  6 out of 10

The second in the series is a retelling of King Solomon's Mines--and therefore I've seen this plot before in several forms.   The twist was predictable and some of the story elements were directly out of Raiders  like the beautiful ghost that turns evil as it approaches the camera.  Of course this ghost looked like it was done with a cheap home computer.  Still the film and its light mood and Bob Newhart gave it a sense of cheesy fun.

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)   6 out of 10

In the third installment we get to deal with Dracula and Judas Chalice as some Russians are trying to resurrect an army of the living dead.  The adventure takes our goofy hero  (Chuck minus the intersect) to New Orleans where he saves the day, falls in love and finally connects with his calling.  Again it is cheesy and has the feel of a TV show --but its humor makes it enjoyable at the same time.

Rumors of a 4th movie exist but it has yet to surface.....I like the concept and will have to check out Warehouse 13 since like I said it has the same basic storyline.  

For more info on this series  here is the wiki link to info on the series

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