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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!
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…
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).
How can you NOT make a good movie out of a story about time-traveling cops with Jean-Claude starring as the lead ?
Not enough high-kicks to the face. Too much wanky love stuff and melancholy. For god's sake give the people what they want. This was never going to be a valuable sci-fi flick so why not just get on with it and stuff that damn thing with bloody fights, vicious vilains and/or anything ressembling a good storyline.
Frustrating. Watched that one after being jaw-dropped by Hard Target and I know, it's a Van Damme flick...what was I thinking ? But hey, one can always hope such a promising thing as a Van Damme film named Timecop would deliver 90 minutes of no-brainer fun.
The plot of Timecop is the equivalent of someone saying "Jean-Claude Van Damme action... and, oh fuck it, time travel?" It's incredible.
My review -- this film is now on limited DVD and it made $76 million profit. The storyline/contents we meet our main character Max Walker as he gets offered this very unique job opportunity to join a new up-and-coming police unit that does not do everyday duties, you see my readers one day he might be in Los Angeles in 1958 or the next day England London in 1975, this squad of special police officers have the technology to go back in time and arrest people that are trying to change their present and future but to see what happens you will have to watch this film?] Roughly if any of my readers like the US TV program Stargate you…
Been awhile but always have enjoyed Timecop. JCVD had exceptional hair. Loved the future goons and Ron Silver too.
Not a bad idea, where time travel is discovered, but it is used to make financial gain, so an underground operation to police this is formed. They never answer how they find the criminals, cause if they changed things in the past, everyone goes on never knowing the real past, so how do the cops? Plot hole?
Anyways, the movie.is entertaining enough regardless with some nifty looking effects for the time. The one guy that gets half frozen was great.
Van Damme is just such a bad actor that he weighs this movie cheesy with cheesy one liners, not to mention so much of the dialouge is clunky.
Movie needed far more Mia Sara as well.
Not anything special, but good for a rainy day.
An awesome, weird, super-violent mess.
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?
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Short in the front & long in the back, I sure do love mullets. See notes for mullet info.