Policeman Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) just watched his wife (Mia Sara) die when their home is blown up by criminals. When he goes back in time to stop a corrupt senator (Ron Silver), he learns that his wife’s death was actually an attack on him — for something he hadn’t even done yet. Peter Hyams (End of Days) directs this action-thriller centered on time travel, specifically from 1994 to 2004.
Rating: 6 out of 10
I learned a valuable lesson during this film that may one day save my life. If I am ever in a position where I decide to defend the world by traveling back in time and preventing time criminals from stealing and killing and am somehow double crossed by a politician that thinks I’ve gotten too close to exposing his secret agenda and he sends goons to my house to kill me, the most effective way for me to avoid electrocution from spilled water on the floor about to get hit by a taser gun is to jump up while in my boxers and do a full split across the counters in my kitchen. So, thank you Jean Claude for providing me with this valuable information.
All kidding aside, this is actually a pretty decent action film despite some of its cheesy ridiculousness. It moves along at a brisk pace and has a better than average script as far as these campy flicks go. So, if you’re in the mood for dumb fun, here you go.