Today we’re talking about the 2004 film The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.
This isn’t a new story and the love interest feels forced. The development and details, however, are excellent. Nothing in his quick patter is ever just to make him seem smart; it also adds details and sometimes foreshadowing.
I like Flynn; he’s fun, smart and witty. I absolutely loved Judson and Charlene. The rest of the characters were bland and almost cardboard.
This is my favourite type of cheesy dialogue. It’s smart but never takes itself seriously. The love story dialogue is a little less fun.
Visuals and Music
The special effects are absolutely terrible. I was working in low quality video production at the time and I recognised the effects.
That being said, the camera angles were great and the non-special effect scenes were beautiful.
The music has a special place in my heart after having watched all three movies and seen the series several times.
The good guys win with style and smarts. What more could you want? Both kids were riveted and the 2yo actually asked questions that were relevant to what was happening.
This is a low budget archeology / magic movie that remembers to bring the fun and wit. It’s not perfect, but is a lot of fun.
Final Score: 3 Stars out of 5