A disgraced European football (read: soccer) player inadvertently winds up in the 13th Century after breaking into his mother's advanced physicals laboratory and using her experimental time machine to try and correct the mistake that got his team knocked clean out of the competition. It was the final minutes of a decisive game, and had Dolf (Joe Flynn) nailed the crucial goal, his team would have had a shot at the title. He only wanted to go back in time a couple of hours, but somehow he overshot his intended time by about eight centuries. Once there, Dolf comes into contact with the plucky Jenne, who's about to lead 8000 youngsters in the Children's Crusade. But while Dolf's 21st Century smarts quickly earn him the role of group leader, he will have to summon both strength and bravery in order to prevent the children from being enslaved by the 13th Century's most notorious tyrant. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Slow, predictable and could use more action / special effects. The movie seems to be targeting viewers in their early teens, but i dont think it will hold thier interest. This is a Sunday afternoon movie if you got nothing else better to do.
A wonderful time travel story. Imagine being able to go back in time and then change something in your present. This time travel journey lets Dolph do that and much more. He becomes an important part of 13th century history. It is very clever how the writer took something futuristic and combined it with medieval. This is the second time I have watched it because its so enjoyable. The plot is not stupid. It is like any story...you have to first believe time travel is possible. Then, while in Medieval times, the time line and history is accurate. I've studied this period. It is not slow. What about all the battle scenes? What about the capture of the children for slaves? What about Dolph saving someone from drowning with CPR? What about Dolph rescuing the children from sickness or starvation? Not predictable. Great writing and plot! You want special effects in the 13th century? What ARE YOU THINKING? LOL