Directed by: Peter Hyams
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver
A movie about time travel starring Jean-Claude Van Damme?! Two of my least favorite things all wrapped up into one goofy, kickboxing package! Hooray!
In the far-off future of 2004… wait, this movie only takes place ten years in the future from when it was made? Where did they get all their future guns and time travel shit?! BAH! Anyway, in the future, time travel is invented and to keep people from misusing it (because apparently just anybody can use the one time machine they have) the government creates a force of timecops to uphold the integrity of the timeline. Van Damme is one such cop, and finds himself embroiled in a plot by the senator behind the time travel project to steal money from the past so he can buy TV adspace and become president.
Really? That’s your evil plan involving time travel? Not to want to encourage this sort of thinking, but that’s pretty much the most boring evil use you could have if you had a time machine. Sure, they’re all being careful not to make any major changes, just in case it screws up the future-present, but come on. I’m glad you got kicked to death by a frenchman.