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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Flynn's adventures bring him in touch with people of many cultures, but the ethnic identities are sometimes stereotyped. People of Arab decent are portrayed as bad guys in this film. Religious stories surrounding the King Solomon tale are displayed as truth, rather than myth.
Violence & Scariness
Bad guys carry guns and shoot them profusely. Torture scenes include a man being beaten and his family brought in to view his suffering. Lots of punching, bashing over the head with objects, bloody noses. Bad guys get thrown into boiling lava. Flynn uses sword and staff to fight. Some scary visuals of ghosts.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Emily is shown in seductive clothing, in seductive poses. She and Flynn kiss and then sleep together, though the latter is implied because Flynn wakes up half-naked in her bed, where she lies half-covered in sheets.
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Language pertaining to violence and torture can be intense for sensitive viewers.
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Products & Purchases
Judson mentions that he bought an arrowhead on Ebay.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Flynn and Uncle Jerry drink hard alcohol during Flynn's birthday party. They drink spirits again on a train in Africa. This time Emily joins them and gets so drunk that she has to leave. Then she sleeps with Flynn.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this enjoyable addition to the Librarian series does contain a decent amount of gun violence. A torture scene where family members are made to watch the abuse is disturbing. Nevertheless, the humorous characters and their escapades will keep audiences engaged. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
More fluid and entertaining than the first Librarian effort, Quest for the Spear, this installment features more developed characters and more believable location shots. Though the violence is a tad excessive considering the target age, there is more intrigue in this film than the last.
Moreover, Flynn's female foil, Emily, is as intelligent, bright, and witty as he is. Their banter is amusing in the tradition of Hans Solo and Princess Leia -- they irritate each other as they vie for dominance in the relationship. This is important to the series, as Flynn is the ultimate know-it-all, who has finally met his match. Jonathon Frakes (of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame) directs the film with a light touch. It doesn't try so hard to be another Raiders of the Lost Ark, though some scenes in the bowels of the mines will no doubt ring some bells. Finally, Flynn has found his groove, and the humble caretakers of the written word are once more exalted.
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