A ruthless corporation invents a device that can 'fax' solid objects, the latest of which is a good professor (Connolly). Trouble is, eveything is being zapped back to 14th century France. Some of the professor's students go to rescue him, and end up in a medieval war.
Timeline takes the most ridiculous movie plot ever and multiplies it by ten. A ruthless corporation run by David Thewlis has created a device that can 'fax' solid objects, but it has aligned with a wormhole in time and everything gets sent to 14th century France.
When archaeology professor Billy Connolly is the latest item to be zapped, his students and colleagues set off to rescue him. Entertaining silliness takes a nosedive, however, when the film is forced to become a medieval action adventure, as our heroes side with the French to defeat the nasty English.
That in itself should be enough to remind audiences that this effort from Superman director Donner has been gathering dust for ages, long before Bush and Blair's 'special relationship' and 'freedom fries' changed the agenda.