||[Nov. 29th, 2003|10:29 pm]
한국 사람이 아니다
Craving a new movie, I went to see Timeline today. Now, I've read the book. In fact, it was the book I was reading St. Patrick's Day Weekend 2000, while I was looking for an apartment and staying in the Sheraton Commander on Cambridge Common. Which is about all I remember of the book, come to think of it...
And this movie isn't any more memorable. But it's fun...especially if you've spent any time at all in the SCA. Because the period? Is good. The clothes are good. The armour and weapons are good. They did a good job there. It's just a bit predictable, a bit clichéd, and a bit...well...ridiculous.
One of my favourite bits is also one of the most disconcerting. The English soldiers all wear red, and the French soldiers wear blue. But some of the shields carried by some of those blue-clad Frenchmen are emblazoned with the arms of...the province of Québec. But I noticed some of the actors had Québecois, not French, accents...and then the credits told the tale: This was filmed, partially, in Québec. Those shields? A really silly, somewhat inside joke. I love it.
It's medieval knights. It's time travel. It's not bad. It's not Henry V or anything, but it's a nice couple of hours.