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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.
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…
The bad guy has the same platform as Trump.
Van Damme has to travel back in time to save Mia Sara. Don't get in his way, unless you want a kick in the head.
“Now nobody’s got a future”
The muscles from Brussels traveling through time and fighting bad-guys, it should be a no-brainer, right? Timecop opens with Jean-Claude Van Damme blasting his guns at confederates during the 19th century but that’s the only fun merging of times we get before we’re thrown into a standardized cop story with a sci-fi twist to it. It nails all the clichés, from Van Damme’s relationship with his colleagues and his wife to the duties he performs and if you were to remove the time-travel twist this could basically simply be Dirty Harry 36 or Die Hard 12. After a while, the tired clichés is so heavy that you’d just want to cream out in vain.
I freakin loved this movie when i was 5 years old and i still love it to this day! Van Damme kicking every bad guys ass never gets old.
Pure childhood nostalgia! Don't know how many times i have watched this as a kid,probably to many times :D
Seems so bored with its own premise
Film 3/30 of the "Scavenger Hunt #6" Challenge!
My Scavenger Hunt #6 List.
Item 3. A film featuring time-travel!
Timecop, being one of Van Damme's strongest films in the early nineties, slayed a faux establishment of the actor's era in the action genre. don't get me wrong though, he had the occasional Maximum Risk, Replicant, and JCVD (Expendables 2 is exception to the rule) and yet, Timecop is a sure fire trophy with an array of Bunuel reference and the ever reliable time travel schematics. as it solely played with the strength of its character focus that was well easy to translate about its simplistic paradox - that airs a few of its technical faults but easily forgotten…
Watched in 1994 and returned to in 2014, this film has the feel of Demolition Man with its ridiculous interpretation of the future mix of bad sets and props, but as B grade action, does enough to keep it from being unwatchable. And looking back now, as with a lot of Arnie/Stallone/Seagal/Van Damme movies of the 80s and 90s, it can be taken as a comedy to be enjoyed even more. But as a cheap action movie, this actually isn't too bad. It doesn't screw up its interpretation of time travel and attempts to bring something new to the genre in places.
Una película de acción y ciencia ficción con Jean Cleaude Van Damme, uno puede saber lo que le espera, y la película da eso, aunque menos golpes que de costumbre.
Para ser lo que es no está nada mal.
Solid actioner with some fun time-travel twistiness.
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