The holiday movie lineup is quite impressive this year. I read a couple of reviews on my must-see list, and as I imagined, “The Last Samurai” got pretty decent reviews. The film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s “Timeline”, however, did not fare so well. I can live without seeing the others, but I plan on being one of the fanatics in the mile-long line come December 17th for the opening of “Lord of the Rings, Return of the King”. Contrary to last year, severe beatings will commence if I am forced to sit in the front row (pronounced “neck-breaker”) seats again this year.
I cannot say that I’m surprised about the Timeline review. I’ve read a great deal of Crichton’s novels such as The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Sphere, Congo, and I’m working on Eaters of the Dead (renamed “The 13th Warrior” in theaters, which I thoroughly enjoyed), but it seems that lately the film adaptations of his books haven’t quite met the expectations of many.