"Timeline" is another adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel and if this keeps up, we’ll have to take away his typewriter ("Sphere," "13th Warrior," "Jurassic Park II"). It’s not Crichton’s fault that the movies are bad but someone has to take responsibility.
"Timeline" was a decent novel about an archeology team sent back in time to when their dig site was brand new. Very cool. "Timeline," the movie, is a watered down swashbuckler with an excess of geek speak. It has its moments, but not enough.
[2009: Michael Crichton has since passed away. I hope it wasn't something I said.]