For fans of the Indiana Jones, Mummy and National Treasure films, this delightful film introduces us to the world of "The Librarian" - a guardian of all important artefacts whose real job and adventures must remain a secret - especially from his mother!
Noah Wyle (ER) has a great time as the Uber-Geek Flynn who lands the job of a lifetime after receiving the employment equivalent of a 'Golden Ticket'. The action is very much tongue in cheek, the characters fit the expected stereo-types and the action acknowledges this as the story romps along with thrills, spills and laughs for all the family. In one scene, Flynn's elderly ex-Marine boss, deals with upwards of 20 would be killers - who patiently 'wait their turn' to attack in the great tradition of baddies everywhere.....And the evil female and the good girl just have to have it out for the love of the Geek....
Olympia Dukakis has fun as Flynn's match making Mother and Kyle McLaughlin is a hiss-able baddie in this first of the series. One thing, my copy is rated PG rather than 15 as is suggested here. There is certainly nothing in the film unsuitable for young children to watch and enjoy.
Looking forward to seeing the other films and can recommend this series to all fans of comedy adventure drama.