Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)

Nicole (Sonya Walger): Focus on something else. You must have a girlfriend, right? Big glasses, dendel skirt, makes you watch a lot of subtitled documentaries.

Flynn (Noah Wyle): It was just Portuguese! I was over-thinking it!

Flynn: Shouldn't I be the one dipping you?
Nicole: Technically.

Flynn: At least you didn't fail at your job. He's still alive.
Nicole: No, he just faked his own death and became the head of the very evil organization we've been fighting. That's much better.

Nicole: The Deadly Scorpion League has found H. G. Wells' time machine. We're the only ones who can get it back.
Flynn: The Deadly Scorpion League? What is it with these bad guys and their insect names for their cults?

A 30-ish professional student (Noah Wyle) is kicked out of class and told to experience the real world. He applies for a job as a librarian, but he is no ordinary man – he has an encyclopedic knowledge of facts, and an almost magical ability to observe and read miniscule clues about people and things. This is no ordinary librarian’s job, either. He is nominated to protect some of the world’s greatest treasures, and when the powerful Sword of Destiny is stolen, he must go around the world to find it. He is helped in his quest by the Lara Croft-like Nicole (Sonya Walger). After a slow, painful start, the film successfully combines pleasant CGI, adventure movie cliches, and some above-average scripting full of information factoids to create a pleasant made-for-TV time-filler. It’s all helped by a talented supporting cast of Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, Olympia Dukakis, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kelly Hu. Rating: 2.75 of 4 reviewed 18 Dec 2007

"It’s a fun cheesy cable TV flick, a slice of winking B movie giddiness that charms us into smiling through all the nonsense."
- David Cornelius (

"It's all totally lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek and never dares to be serious about anything, which is refreshing."
- MaryAnn Johanson (Flick Filosopher)

1 comment:

  1. A little cheesy, true. Like all three of the entries. It is a fun adventure. A likable take off on Indiana Jones.

    Here is my take on all three movies with lots of pics and a little wit if you are interested:


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