Saturday, May 16, 2009

Catching Up: The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines

A spell of gainful employment and a week at the beach have prevented me from blogging my viewing for a while, so I have about a month's worth of film to catch up on. I've watched some serious films, some classic comedies, and some ripping yarns, so here goes.

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines is the second in a series of made-for-TV movies starring Noah Wyle of ER fame. They are similar in many ways to the Nicolas Cage National Treasure movies -- ripping yarns all. The premise of the Librarian movies is that on the top floor of the New York Public Library there is a special, nearly inaccessible room with all the legendary treasures of history and myth -- Excalibur, for example. Noah Wyle's character, supposedly a nerdy, mild-mannered librarian with more graduate degrees than anyone should have, is actually the latest in a series of guardians of these treasures, and ends up going on adventures to save the treasures, and the world, from various villains. This type of movie doesn't bear too close examination. One must just suspend disbelief, enjoy the exciting adventures, cheer the hero, hiss the villain, and marvel at the great stunt work and special effects. They're a great way to relax and I'll be watching the third in the series one of these days soon.

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