In this science-fiction action film based on Michael Crichton’s novel, a team of archaeology students and their professor (Billy Connolly) work to uncover the ruins of a 14th century castle in France. When the professor disappears, the students and the prof’s son (Paul Walker) trace the disappearance to a new invention that is able to transport objects through space. Intended to revolutionize package delivery, the new technology opens a worm hole in time that leads to 14th century France during the French/English War. A team including some of the students is sent back in time to rescue the professor. Using their skills and understanding of the past, they experience firsthand the very history that they have been researching. They will need resourcefulness and good fortune to make it back alive.
As time-travel movies go, this is mildly entertaining but not one of the better ones. It includes numerous scenes of medieval violence — sword fights and fiery attacks on a castle — but none of the fighting is excessively gory or bloody.The most morally objectionable aspect of the film is the bad language. The film’s few positive elements do not overcome the objectionable elements that prevent Dove from awarding it the Dove Seal.