The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

Peter Winther
Dec 21, 2016

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear is the story of a professional student who gets pushed out into the real world (finally, at the age of 30) to find that not everything is as it seems and magic is real. He is hired by "the library," an age-old institution that traps magical artifacts and prevents them from falling into the wrong hands. This particular mission is to find a magical biblical spear, whose parts are scattered around the globe, and which is also hunted by a mysterious nefarious group, the Serpent Brotherhood. Flynn is aided by his guardian, a woman skilled in martial arts but who failed to protect the last librarian from his doom. Flynn is the typical nerd whose academic tendencies lend him to having better relationships with books, research, and artifacts rather than with actual people. He adds comic relief with his antics and is my favorite character from the series. Maybe because I work in libraries, and I'm writing about a librarian. Who knows? 

This is a wonderful movie for adults and kids, making it a good movie for the family. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a movie that will make them laugh out loud and gasp with amazement at Flynn's adventures. And, for anyone's who's curious, this movie is actually part of a series. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear is actually the first in a trilogy so if you loved the first one be sure to check out the other two: The Librarian: Return to Solomon's Mines and The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. Check them out today from your local library!

Reviewed by Library Staff