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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!
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Which sounds paradoxical, I know.
While not my favorite Jean-Claude Van Damme film, Timecop is probably one of the most well-written/directed/acted films he's appeared in, so far. I was pretty engrossed the entire time and it wasn't because it was super over-the-top hilarious either, I was actually very interested in the story. I mean, don't get me wrong, the baddies with the intense mullets and piercings were a treat and at times Timecop was so 1994 that it hurt a bit.
Also, why weren't cars as awesome in 2004 as they were in this movie? I'm pretty sure that in '04 I was still driving a '95 Ford Escort...
"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!
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.
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…
Do you have the time, cop?
It's actually not that bad, what critics are saying.
One of those action pictures that, as flawed as it is, is much, much better than you probably remember. It has more "because it's a movie" moments than any other film I can recall, but it's thrilling stuff, executed with panache by veteran director Peter Hyams.
'Time travel!' such an enticing notion. Just think what you could see! the whole of world's history waiting to be discovered.
As long as I can remember time travel has fascinated me. As a child I read H.G Wells Time machine over and over again as well as watching the movie adaption of the book. a firm favourite of mine which brings back happy childhood memories.
Anyway I digress.
Van Damme's best movie. Not only does it have a cracking good story as our hero takes on time travelling villains' hunting them down through history, he gets a chance to return to a pivotal time in his own life, the death of his wife and change his own time line.
Van Damme classic action at its best. What more could you ask for?
(Viewing Format: 2010 Blu-ray, 2.35:1 HD)
I'm revisiting the work of JCVD, and "Timecop" holds up as a solid, if not fantastic, entry. The plot is convoluted nonsense - but the movie does feature some great shots of JCVD's ass as he plows Mia Sara. And Ron Silver is one of the great late-80s, early-90s movie villains.
Easily my favorite Jean-Claude Van Damme movie (everybody's allowed to like 1 title of his). Based on the Dark Horse comic by Mark Verheiden, it's the story of police from the future responsible for policing the timeline and those that exploit time travel for their own gains (like going back in time to steal money, rig elections, etc.). Van Damme is Max Walker, a Time Enforcement Agent, responsible for going back in time to stop a corrupt politician (Ron Silver). He learns that the death of his wife (Mia Sara) ten years ago may also have been retaliation for something Max did in the future as a Timecop, and he's got to sort it all out. The immortal Bruce McGill is in support as Walker's boss, Commander Matuzak (or as Van Damme, MAH-too-ZAHK). Director Peter Hyams is usually hit (Outland, Narrow Margin) or miss (The Musketeer, End of Days) and here he's hit. Woodchuck sez, "Me likey".
This film totally got it wrong... Mullets were not as popular in 2004 as this predicts. Luckily JCVD got a bit more self-aware in that time. And why the hell did Sloane leave Ferris Bueller for this guy? Oh right... That sexy sexy bare ass.
I remember almost none of this movie. I am at a total loss of recall.
VAN DAMME IS BADASS BUT NOT IN THIS MOVIE!!!! BUMMER.
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