Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

2012

Action / Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

174
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 51%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 35%
IMDb Rating 5 10 17731

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
Downloaded 80,512 times
March 10, 2013 at 03:26 AM

Director

Cast

Scott Adkins as John
Dolph Lundgren as Andrew Scott
Jean-Claude Van Damme as Luc Deveraux
James DuMont as Dr. Timothy Brady
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
898.72 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 54 min
P/S 6 / 12
1.70 GB
1920*1080
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 54 min
P/S 4 / 19

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10

Rare as well as acceptable following in which a man vows to kill the man responsible of a massacre : Luc Deveraux.

-Plot : Strange follow-up with three veteran but exceptional action men : Van Damme as Luc Deveraux , Lundgren as Andrew Scott and Scott Adkins as John . With top-secret technology, the undercover agency has created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine , forming a tough army of genetically enhanced warriors . With this "UniSol" Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) leading the way, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski , and Dolph Lundgren , both of them are threatening to unleash a world rebellion . The only one who can stop them is John (Scott Adkins) , a UniSol who's been decommissioned for years and living an easy family life . John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors ; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit . John must make a full-out assault on the heavily armed hideout . But inside, John'll discover these virtually indestructible warriors . Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), Deveraux's (Luc Deveraux's codename in the UNISOL program is GR44) vicious UniSol enemy from the original Universal Soldier, have been secretly reanimated , upgraded and leading a riot . As Deveraux has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents . Luc is preparing to government overthrow and build a new order ruled by Unisols without state control . Now, these elite fighters led by Deveraux are loaded and programmed to kill; and the fate of millions hinges on this high-action showdown . John carries out a dangerous travel until the fateful meeting with Luc Deveraux (in similar role to General Kurtz/Brando from Apocalypse now, about a boss turned crazy) who has gone murderer and nut .

-Comment : This moving picture contains noisy action , thrills , shootouts and fierce combats in brutal, life-and-death style . This exciting story by the same director John Hyams& Doug Magnuson and Jon Greenhalgh and producer Moshe Diamant deals with a strange journey proceeded by John to investigate his origins and discover the family killing until find out the terrible truth . The starring's travel is narrated as a surrealist odyssey leading to the dreadful and violent final but when the protagonist find Luc Deveraux the scenarios are darkest and gloomiest . Thrilling screenplay dispenses absurd excitement as well as violence and lots of fights . Acceptable action movie full of struggles , crossfire and tension , this is a stylized action-suspense film , though there are some slow-moving scenes . The tension of this picture keeps snowballing as the clock ticks ever close for a groundbreaking as well as spectacular final . Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins have some scenes together at an impressive fighting . Dolph Lundgren filmed his parts for the movie in just 5 days, whilst Jean-Claude Van Damme filmed for 20 days , though they have no scenes together. The director, John Hyams, is son of notorious cameraman and filmmaker Peter Hyams . However , P.J. Pesce was considered to direct the movie and Simon Fellows was originally signed to direct but he was replaced during pre-production . Released theatrically in a few countries and Direct-To-Video (DVD & Blu-ray) in the rest of the world . Filmmaker John Hyams quickly understood the freedom and malleability that direct to video presents and has gone about creating some incredibly interesting genre fare. According to director John Hyams, the fight between Scott Adkins and Jean-Claude Van Damme was designed to be much flashier and more acrobatic but had to be redesigned when Adkins tore a ligament in his knee prior to filming . Hyams made his feature length film in 1997 when wrote, directed, and produced the critically acclaimed "One Dog Day," , he subsequently filmed ¨Universal Soldier: Regeneration¨ , this ¨Day of reckoning¨ and ¨Dragon Eyes¨ , in which displayed an acute understanding of the action genre .

-Universal Soldier Series : being based on Christopher Leitch and Dean Devlin characters , they are the followings : The best film of the series was the original ¨Universal soldier¨ by Roland Emmerich with Jean-Claude Van Damme , Dolph Lundgren , Ally Walker , Ed O'Ross ; it was followed by ¨Universal soldier : the return¨ with Jean-Claude Van Damme , Michael Jai White , Heidi Schanz , Xander Berkeley and Justin Lazard as subsequent Universal Soldier films ignore the events of The Return and outright contradict it in a number of ways ; while still an official entry, it is no longer considered part of the series canon . ¨Universal Sodier : Regeneration¨ by John Hyams with Van Damme , Dolph Lundgren , Andrei Arlovski and ¨Universal soldier : day of reckoning¨(2012) by John Hyams with Scott Adkins , Andrei 'The Pit Bull' Arlovski , Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme , but here they have not scenes together . And two TV films : ¨Universal soldier : Brothers in arms¨ (1998) by Jeff Woolnough with Matt Battaglia , Gary Busey , Burt Reynolds , Richard McMillan and Chandra West and ¨Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business¨ (1999) by Jeff Woolnough with Burt Reynolds Juan Chioran , Claudette Roche and Matt Battaglia .

Reviewed by Prismark10 3 / 10

No terminators

Even the original Universal Soldier film was not that great but the series have managed to survive.

Despite the presence of Van Damme and Lundgren who only make a cameo appearance, Scott Adkins is the star.

Adkins is a family man called John who finds intruders in his house who kill his wife and daughter while he his left in a coma. When he awake with the recurring memories of his family being killed, with the help of a shadowy agency me who kill his wife and daughter. John goes after Luc Devreux (Van Damme) who killed them and left him injured.

It is no surprise to find out that John is a cyborg. The story was in some ways inspired by elements of Terminator: Salvation, relating to false memories. The action only improves in the later stages of the film when Adkins gets to do his fight scenes.

However this is just a low budget, low wattage action movie.

Reviewed by CobraLOrd0 3 / 10

Terrible, Definitely not a Universal Soldier movie!

I'm debating right now in my head which movie was better, this one or Universal Soldier 2, The Return. Objectively speaking as a movie this one is better, but if we put the Universal Soldier in the equation then Universal Soldier the Return is a better Universal Soldier movie and not because it has JVCD, but because it is in the Universal Soldier universe. This one is nothing like Universal Soldier. There are not even Universal Soldier inspired tunes, theme songs!

Acting is hardly bearable. The girl wears a frightened + sexy expression in almost every single scene, so as to appear cute. JVCD and Lundgren appear for ~5 minutes in the entire movie combined!! Gunplay is probably the worst EVER i have seen in a movie. It is comical, it seriously resembles The Naked Gun movies where Nielsen and the enemy were shooting at each other from a 3 meter range (there is a take in this film between protagonist and Lundren where this is EXACTLY what happens and even worse now that i think of it).

Cinematography that will make you cry, with a plethora of scenes that will certainly give you seizures (i was covering my eyes for about 3 minutes of the entire film).

The story is ridiculous, makes barely any sense, not that the plot ever stops to focus a bit on dialogue and to what's going on. The movie is utterly semi-devoid of dialogue. Scene after scene depicts either memories or brutal, sadomazochistic violence. The violence in this movie is over the top, just a little below Sin City.

The only good aspect was the choreography, i really liked the fighter guy (Andrei Arlovski) that hunts the protagonist to kill him, he had some nice moves. Fighting feels brutal and authentic, you think it's real, but it's a trap, it's so fake. Yet, still there are some nice fights that keep you from getting bored. The rest of the movie is plain boring.

Even some special effects and cgi are poorly made. I cannot believe how the critics gave an aggregate rating of 58/100!

WARNING: This isn't a universal Soldier movie by any stretch of the imagination!

Rating: 3/10 - For choreography, few good martial arts & bearable acting. This movie will pretty much only appeal to sadistically loving violence fans.

Read more IMDb reviews

1 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment