Van Damme returns to the sci-fi genre as a human future-cop charged with policing Time itself. In the year 2004, the dream of time travel has become a nightmarish reality, with criminals and corrupt businessmen trying to alter the course of history. Together with his ballsy black partner Agent Fielding (Reuben), Timecop Max Walker (Van Damme) zips back to 1994 to unravel the mystery surrounding the meteoric rise of Senator McComb (Silver). Walker also has a private agenda of his own. Haunted by the death of his wife Melissa (Sara), he wants to discover the truth about her murder. Hyams is no stranger to large-scale sci-fi, so his management of the massive sets and slightly mechanical fx is more than adequate. His handling of the time-shift narrative and emotional undertow, on the other hand, is thoroughly pedestrian.