This is a pleasant and very charming later life romance story, which older audiences in particular should enjoy. Many of them though may well though feel a touch envious of the affluent Californian lifestyle enjoyed by Carol (Danner), a widow in her seventies, and her woman friends, who live in a nearby retirement village.
A family-orientated fantasy romp can sometimes be a great change of pace from the likes of the slow moving Oscar-trendy dramas released around December and January and those hyper violent behemoths that have bone chillingly realistic fight sequences and over-the-top deaths.
The story behind The Librarians TV series began many years ago with three films: Quest for the Spear, King Solomon’s Mines and Curse of the Judas Chalice. Each was focused on Flynn Carsen (Wyle) as he was given the responsibility as The Librarian and discovered what it entailed.
The 1991 film Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was so special that the whole movie and especially the performances of Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze remain in our memory. The remake, this time directed by Ericson Core, is a big disappointment.
The last time an animation blasted audiences to the moon with such a casual disregard for physics or the plausibility of the astronauts (or astro–dogs/lizards) was Aardman’s A Grand Day Out, 26 years ago. While it has been one giant leap from stop- to digital animation for Paramount’s Capture The Flag, it stumbles short in the narrative and struggles to push any of the boundaries of modern conventional children’s movies.