The Librarian movie trilogy focuses on Noah Wyle’s role as the librarian when he begins work as Flynn Carsen in a library filled with magical items and books. Interestingly, he had to go to long depths to protect the library and all the artifacts that were in it.
How Many Librarian Movies are There?
There are three Librarian movies and one television series. The movies include:
- The Librarian: Quest for the spear (2004)
- The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mine (2006)
- The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)
The Librarian Movies Watch Order
1. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Noah Wyle plays the lead role in this excellent movie. Other stars featured in the film include Sonya Walger, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, Olympia Dukakis, Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Davison, and Stana Katic.
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) is about a bookworm, Flynn with twenty-two degrees who wants to enroll for the twenty-third. However, Flynn’s professor, Harris and his mother suggest that he leave school to experience life a little. This is in contrast to spending all his life in school, thus getting kicked out of school.
Just then, well-read and talented Flynn Carsen gets a magical interview letter from a library. Thus, being hired by the library, Flynn is unaware of what fate awaits him. The events that follow are strange; first, he finds an additional library seemingly underneath the main library.
The additional library contains magical and secret items such as the Ark of the Covenant and the Shroud of Turin. Other items include the Holy Grail, Pandora’s Box, the Fountain of Youth, the Mona Lisa, the Excalibur, and Poseidon’s trident. Additionally, the library houses living artifacts such as the Loch Ness Monster.
Immediately, Charlene tasks Flynn with the responsibility to care for all the items there. Among those mythological artifacts is a golden spear. Unfortunately, one part of the spear is stolen days later by the Serpent brotherhood led by Librarian Wilde.
Flynn now faces the challenge of retrieving the stolen part back. Mainly because all three parts of the spear put together would wield power to control the world’s destiny.
At this point, everyone holds their breath because you can never tell what next comes out of the bag.
2. The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006)
Released on December third, 2006, this is the second installation of The Librarian movie. The adventure continues when Flynn finds out that the scroll that holds the maps of Solomon’s mines was no longer at its place. This is just after he had celebrated his thirty-second birthday.
Just like the first installation, whoever holds the artifact posed a threat to the world. In a like manner, Judson tells Flynn the dangers that awaited them, especially when anybody gets hold of it. Moreover, the book was also known as the key to Solomon’s mine.
Flynn teams up with Emily Davenport, an archeologist he meets as he begins his mission to search and recover the Key of Solomon while in Morocco. Together, they embark on the task of artifact recovery.
Nevertheless, because Emily possesses more degrees than Flynn, this brings about ceaseless arguments between them. Finally, their adventure takes them to Kenya, where Flynn runs into his uncle, who is also on the discovery mission. However, Uncle Jerry is on the same task for selfish reasons.
Jerry specifically wants to turn back time and win Flynn’s mother for himself. Unknowingly to Flynn, his uncle killed his father when he wouldn’t reveal the secret of the mine. Eventually, His uncle would begin an incantation process when the book is found.
While the incantation is ongoing, Emily and Flynn are waddling in a water-filled pit. In the aftermath, the enchantment is halted when Flynn successfully pries the book from his uncle. From here, he destroys the book by throwing it into a lava pit.
When the mission is successful, Emily heads to Tunisia to pursue a different course while Flynn returns to the library. Nevertheless, he still has dreams of more educational degrees.
3. The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)
In the final installment released in December of 2008, Flynn bids a million pounds for a Ming Vase. However, his involvement uncharacteristically breaks the vase. The breakage reveals the philosopher’s stone inside it which changes everything into gold.
Conversely, Kubichek, a former Russian Defense Minister, plots to revive a famous vampire, Prince Vlad Dracula using the Judas Chalice. With a love for vampire lore, Professor Lazlo joins the KGB agents and directs them to the artifact’s location. The Judas Chalice is the vampire equivalent of the Holy Grail.
It was formed from the thirty pieces of silver given by Judas Iscariot when he betrayed Jesus Christ. The third installment sees a lot of double-crossing as everyone is interested in the Judas chalice. First, Kubichek double-crosses Flynn after the Chalice is found.
Then the old professor double-crosses them as he ends up drinking from the Chalice. Subsequently, his action transforms him into a vampire, Vlad Dracula himself.
What happens next is a shocker, go have a watch to enjoy this classic.
The Librarians’ Series (2014 – 2018)
Given the success of the movies, it was no wonder that the producers jumped at the chance of making the television series. The series, thus, is a long-running television play that spanned three years.
The series featured Noah Wyle and maintained some of the cast from the original film. They are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin. Also, the other cast members are Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, and John Larroquette.
Jonathan Frakes directed a few episodes of the series, as did many other directors. Notably Dean Devlin, Eriq La Salle, Lindy Booth, Marc Roskin, and Noah Wyle himself. Consequently, It ran for four seasons, forty-two episodes in total.
The series is built on the existing mythology portrayed in the original film. It is centered on four people from all over who now have to assist Flynn as Librarians. Together, they work to protect the mythological artifacts in the metropolitan library.
The group’s protector is Colonel Eve Baird, as played by Rebecca Romijn. She is depicted as a highly skilled counterterrorism agent who is tasked with protecting the group and keeping them alive. Her strengths have seen her automatically occupy that position.
Additionally, John Larroquette, an expert in ancient lore, oversees the new group as they work. Occasionally, he is something of a cantankerous caretaker for the group. However, he is needed, some despite the complaints, everyone puts up with him.
The Librarian Book Adaptations
Accordingly, the Librarian movie, a successful franchise, has appeared in print media, specifically novels and comics.
It is worth noting that the movie’s success did not go unnoticed as it won some awards, such as the Saturn Award in 2007. Subsequently, both the film and some of its cast got some award nominations as a result. Some of the awards are the Writers Guild of America in 2006, Motion Picture Sound Editors in 2005.
To this end, after the movies and the television series have stopped airing, the book adaptations have taken center stage. Novels and comics have continued to be produced accordingly. So should you want to keep indulging in the librarian movie, you can quickly grab any and enjoy it.
The books include:
- The Librarian and the Lost Lamp (2016)
- The Librarian and the Mother Goose Chase (2017)
- The Librarian and the Pot of Gold (2019)