Hidden beneath the monolithic New York Metropolitan Library is a repository for humanity's greatest secrets. From the Golden Fleece to the Ark of the Covenant, every enigma and artefact from every known and unknown civilisation is protected from the forces of evil who, given the chance, would use the priceless treasures for their nefarious plans. Only one man can keep them safe: The Librarian.
Having spent his life ensconced within the cloisters of academia, uber geek Flynn (Noah Wyle, ER) finally finds a use for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the obscure and esoteric when he's selected to join the mysterious order of Librarians. But this is no quiet desk job; on his very first day, The Serpent Brotherhood steal a fragment of the Spear of Destiny, the spear used to pierce the side of Chris, and it's Flynn's job to get it back! With a sexy Amazon bodyguard Nicole (Sonya Walger, Coupling), he must journey to the most exotic, inaccessible and treacherous corners of the earth on a mission to recover the spear a mission that will determine if the nervous but charming Flynn really has what it takes to be a superhero.
An action packed comedy adventure from DEAN DEVLIN, the Writer/Producer of INDEPENDENCE DAY and STARGATE.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for New Zealand.
While this movie is kind of hokie, it was not supposed to be a serious drama. It's a family movie and therefore has to appeal to adults and children. Watch it with that in mind and I'm sure you will enjoy it. If you watch it expecting Indiana Jones or Rick O'Connell and you will be disapointed.
I liked the Indiana Jones movies but wanted something new and the lead player younger and with some wit. Noah Wyle is a surprise with his acting that takes the story on a nice ride of fun and adventure. There is always the pretty girl and the hidden treasure and the Musaeum staff that add to the story and I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well as Librarian 2 and 3. I wanted some holiday movie entertainment and this was just great. Noah has the humor side that was not expected and I think he did a great job. There is a bit of "The Mummy" in this and Bob Newhart is a very appropriate Museum Director and all of the treasures hidden below in the Museum are interesting and I think Harrison Ford can now retire and let Noah take over. I rate them all a four out of five. By the way I am older than Harrison Ford so I can say that he needs to stop chasing skulls and doing stunts.:)
If you don't like your movies too engaging and enjoy a piece of fluff every now and then, you will enjoy The Librarian with it's undemanding but fun storyline. Flynn has never had a "real job". Now in his 30s he has spent his time earning degrees in every subject matter he possibly can. But when his study is interrupted, he is faced with an uncertain future, til he receives a mysterious invitation to a job interview and ends up on an unexpected adventure. This is a movie that seems to take its cue from "National Treasure" - but much, much sillier.