Thursday, December 19, 2013
Vote for Timecop for The LAMB's Movie of the Month!
"I'll tell you this, if I can't go back to save her; this scumbag is not going back to steal money." - Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme)
Looking back at Jean-Claude Van Damme's career, there are few movies that would be considered good. His breakthrough in Bloodsport brings cheesy fun ("Chong Li! Chong Li!"), but it also has terrible dialogue. Van Damme rose to prominence in the late '80s and early '90s with action movies like Lionheart, Cyborg, and Kickboxer. Most of his work in that period follows a similar formula. There's a loose plot that gives him chances for high-flying kicks. The Belgium native's stilted delivery makes it challenging to go beyond this format. This changed in 1994 with the release of Timecop, which dropped Van Damme into a fun sci-fi premise. The results are still pretty silly, but they're a big step above his usual stinkers.
Van Damme plays Max Walker, a cop for the Time Enforcement Comission who tracks down criminals abusing time travel for their own ends. He's haunted by the death of his wife Melissa (Mia Sera) 10 years earlier, but he's not allowed to go back and save her. When an ambitious senator (Ron Silver) manipulates time to grab power, Walker works to stop him and sees a chance to save Melissa. Don't worry, action fans. There are plenty of high kicks and splits to please your expectations. The difference is the story that's built around them. The science makes little sense, but it's also great fun!We should have a podcast about this awesome movie! Thankfully, there's a perfect opportunity to make this happen. Click on this link, find the box on the right side of the page, and make your voice heard. Let's win the vote and make Timecop The Lamb's Movie of the Month!