I'm trying to create a full list of the subgenres. Cyberpunk can best be defined as high tech meets low…
They killed his wife ten years ago. There's still time to save her. Murder is forever... until now.
An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Ten minutes in we get a Muscles from Brussels ass shot.
Twenty minutes in he does a mid fight split like it's the most normal thing in the world.
It just isn't a van Damme film without them!
I love the Windows Movie Maker special effects, but it's still a paradoxical cesspool filled with paradoxes and things that are paradoxical.
But it's still kinda cool.
Which sounds paradoxical, I know.
"I'm still kicking. I must be on Broadway." - Max Walker
I'm a few days removed from it so I don't remember that much. I do remember Van Damme shows his... naked... butt... again! This is an action movie that involves time travel. It is very self aware when it comes to acknowledging who the star of the movie is, like the quote above, mentioning his bad English, his lame (let's be honest here, they're awesome) one-liners. The time travel aspect is very broadly presented and is nothing more than a cool way to bring something different to an action movie but it does make for some great moments and an entertaining watch. Good fights, Van Damme is good in it, so this is a good movie!
Part of my Top 20: Time Travel Movies list
Mullets and plot holes. At times interconnected. Quite the underrated entertainer though as JCVD goes all business in the front, party in the back. Dem splits are the stuff of legend!
There's only ever been two movies, to my memory, that have nailed time travel down perfectly. Those two would be Twelve Monkeys and The Terminator. Notice how I didn't mention Timecop. Depending on your personality, your reaction to this movie will either be "wait a second" or "BULLSHIT!" But then again, this is a Jean Claude Van-Damme movie, so what did you expect, There Will Be Blood?
Van-Damme's wife gets murdered, he becomes a timecop completing missions saving the future from going apeshit and there's some douchebag rich politician overlooking the operations. He gets sent back to the date of his wife's death, (very conveniently, I mean, the guy in control wants rid of Van-Damme, why would he send him…
When this started I thought it was garbage, but by the end it had kind of won me over. Sure, it suffers from the usual time travel plot hole problems (If he fixed the past why doesn't his future self's memories change? And about a billion other things.) as well as the usual Van Damme can't act problems, and the plot's a little convoluted, but it still has a sense of cheesy fun and a climax that's surprisingly grounded in its characters. As far as Van Dame '90s vehicles go... well, this is the first one I've seen. But I'm sure there are worse ones than this.
This is only my third Van Damme film and he's already slowly becoming my all time favorite action star. At the moment, he's just a very close second to my boy "Ahnold".
If only the two did a film together and went one on one to settle such a predicament (Expendables 2 doesn't count).
Like the 'Minority Report' and in many ways 'Back to the Future', "Timecop" invites one to meditate on the logical contradictions of the time travel genre. It begins much like minority report with the organisation of the Time Enforcement Police, a squad designed to prevent the tampering of time. Their job is Stop villains from tampering with the past and producing catastrophic results in the present mostly for economic gain. But time travel has that thing when you think "OK so what time am I in now? the past? present? future? whats the 'real' time?
So.. suppose you can travel back in time, but not into the future, obviously because the future hasn't happened yet. Yet, once you do travel…
High concept + splits. Brief glimpse of the darkest timeline.
I started watching it because I was pissed and I needed some stupid thrash. Now I'm just tired because I should wake up for work and it's too late... Anyway, I could have just go to bed. I think I'm even more angrier now - thanks to the TOO happy ending. It was almost like the director had seen Altman's The Player and thought: "Wow, what an ending, I need one just like that!"... Seriously, thank you Van Damme for kicking ass but I could have passed...
And Spielberg, I don't know how did you ended up copying a scene from this?
Decent Van Damme action flick. One of his better movies.
Timecop is dumb. Timecop lives by no rules and contradicts itself endlessly and rips off several T2 effects. Timecop isn't as violent as it should be and has a lot of dumb dialogue. But Timecop also has those trademark Van Damme roundhouses, shirtless splits, and injokes that make Timecop Timecop. So Timecop is pretty cool.
I love Jean-Claude Van Damme he is a badass actor plus he know's kung fu in his movies. The story is about he is a person that can travel through time and stop bad people that are going to change time in the so the future will change. during the movie his wife get's murder so he can't stop thinking about her so he wish he can go back in time to save her. I think if you like movie's in the future and kung fu you may like this movie.
I could watch Van Damme doing splits and roundhouse kicks all day long! Especially Terminator style!
Enjoyable action, some amusing one-liners and some cool ideas, but the time travel aspects definitely don't add up by the end.
It's taken me up till my 30th year to finally watch Timecop
- La Jetée
- Burst City
- Blade Runner
- Strange Days
- The Hunger
- Fright Night
- Near Dark
- The Lost Boys
If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…
- La Jetée
- Back to the Future
- The Terminator
- Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
- Mind Game
All the time travel films I can think of (and that I have seen) in order of greatness.