The Librarian Returns

This just in from the AP:

He’s a good-looking geek with a taste for derring-do and a job as a librarian who often saves the world.

Noah Wyle is back for “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines,” a sequel to the 2004 TNT film, “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.” It’s a rollicking adventure in the spirit of Indiana Jones.”

Wyle plays Flynn Carson, the mild-mannered bookworm who helps care for the repository of humanity’s greatest secrets hidden beneath the vast Metropolitan Library. It’s never boring in this artifact-crammed refuge (King Neptune’s trident has a habit of spraying Flynn, and the playful sword of King Arthur loves to challenge his brinksmanship). But Flynn longs to be out in the world on a new mission.

He gets his wish when the Curator (played by Bob Newhart) dispatches him to Africa to find the fabled mines of King Solomon after a package arrives with a long-lost map.

Soon enough on this quest, Flynn meets a gorgeous archaeologist (Gabrielle Anwar) who, in spite of himself, he digs. A pair of sexy eggheads, they team up, head off, and do their share of bickering.

Then ā€” small world! ā€” he also runs into Uncle Jerry (Robert Foxworth), a lifelong friend of his father, who died when Flynn was just a boy, leaving him a special secret.

Many obstacles will clutter the path of our heroes, while the fate of the world hangs in the balance (never mind how). There are skirmishes and leering villains, dank fortresses and elusive mysteries. There’s action, comedy and traces of romance.

We’ve seen it all before. But who cares? It’s a fun expedition, with all ages welcome. “Return to King Solomon’s Mines” sets off 8 p.m. EST Sunday on TNT.

OK, the first one was kitchy and just a bit (ahem) unbelievable, but nonetheless….I’m setting the DVR.


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