Flynn an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from ... See full summary »
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After retrieving the philosopher's stone at an auction but losing his girlfriend, The Librarian Flynn Carsen has a breakdown. Charlene and Judson ask him to spend some time on vacation. ... See full summary »
Flynn an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from the library, a pursuit taking him to far off lands. Written by
The Artifacts in the Library are, Tesla's Death Ray, The Holy Grail, Little Boy(Atomic bomb), The Ark of the Covenant, The Golden Fleece, King Midas, Excalibur, The Goose that laid the golden egg, Pandora's Box, Real Mona Lisa (Copy in Louvre), A Unicorn, Rocketeer's Jetpack, Ali Baba's Flying Carpet, and the Spear Longinus (Spear of Destiny). See more »
Airplane doors are conical in shape with the bigger frame on the inside. Thus the door will be sealed against the side of the fuselage by the pressure inside the plane. To open it you must first pull it inwards and then out which can only be done when the air pressures are equal on both sides of the door. You cannot blast it out of the frame the way Nicole does just before she and Flynn leaves the airplane. See more »
[after being told that he has to fly a helicopter with no prior experience]
The main principles are lift and thrust...
[fiddles with controls]
Easy as pie.
[helicopter starts malfunctioning and flying erratically]
Horrible! Horrible! High-velocity pie of death!
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A thoroughly enjoyable TV-version of Indiana Jones
I liked it. I admit to catching the movie only because of Noah Wyle, but the movie caught me. It was fun, not taking itself too seriously, and the feature character is an unlikely hero, which is always worth watching. The name librarian is misleading since Noah Wyle's librarian character is more archaeologist and artifact keeper than librarian, probably why he's the librarian instead of a librarian, a different Jane Curtin will have you remembering.
The plot here is pretty basic. Geeky guy needs to save the world with beautiful woman to help him. She's the brawn; he's the brains. If you like fun little action-adventure movies, this is the kind of plot you're used to.
If you're looking for something different, don't look here. There's very little originality to bed had, but then again, since when did people start expect originality in a made-for-TV action-adventure?
The acting isn't bad nor is it great. It's definitely good enough for a made-for-TV movie. On top of that, you get to see Bob Newhart as a magic marine who kicks ass and saves the day. If nothing else, you should watch to see old Bob Newhart learn a few new tricks. ^_^
The music is pretty standard stuff. Think of it as a cross between Stargate SG-1 and Xena with some random rock beats tossed in for fun. It's perfectly suited for this kind of movie and doesn't try to step outside the box. Granted the rock beats got a little jarring at times due to their unexpectedness but the overall feel was fairly cohesive.
As for the 'action' portion of the program, it's more than fair. After all, if you're going to cast Kelly Hu in a movie, you make good use of the flair that she's known for, a touch of martial arts found in a good old-fashioned fist-fight. Hu's much more of a natural at this than her good-girl counterpart, but that's only to be expected since we are talking about the woman who got to give Wolverine as good as he gave. As for Bob Newhart, I couldn't possibly say whether or not he was good at the action bit. It's too weird for my mind to wrap around, but at the same time, I really liked him in this role. Noah Wyle was the brains so his fight scenes mostly involved him getting beaten up.
Overall, this was a really fun movie. I found myself watching it again when it re-aired. I dearly hope they make a sequel. This movie was much more conducive to a sequel than many other made-for-TV movies. I don't know that this would make a good series, but I'd be willing to bet it wouldn't be too bad if they tighten the story a little. After all, there's got to be a reason why there were so many threads left untied at the end of this movie.
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