All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
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.
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!
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!
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.
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…
In which JCVD saves the world by doing the split.
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What a wonderful bit of 90's cheese Timecop is. Van Damme kicks a lot of ass and the plot makes little to no sense but who cares because it's so much fun. If you enjoy Van Damme and 90's cheese then this may be for you. I used to watch this one all the time and it was a fun trip back in time.
how much I like it (50): 38
how good it is (50): 34
overall (100): 72
Some horrific acting but I fucking dig it.
For reasons, Timecop is generally regarded as one of Van Damme's better films. Irrespective of the fact that no one seemingly bothered to explain time paradoxes to Peter Hyams.
Before T-1000 was frozen, there was "that guy" that he kicked.
Goddamn, Ron Silver just does not fucking understand how time travel works.
A cohesive story line, a well-developed plot, and an often naked Jean-Claude Van Damm; well, I guess one for three isn’t a total waste. Actually, it almost is when the one achieved you could find copies of in a magazine and hardly need to watch a film to see. I had high hopes for Timecop based on friends who spoke excitedly of the film. Not knowing what to expect, having never seen a Van Damm flick, I took their word for it; and yes, I am evaluating my friendships. What could have been a fun innovative story line turned out to be a forgettable disappointment that is Timecop.
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For a cinematic time travel thingamajig it definitely lacks scope, but leave it to Peter Hyams to make a perfectly functional movie. Much better than I remembered it to be, probably because my expectations of this were pretty low.
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