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 17526

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Scott Adkins as John
Dolph Lundgren as Andrew Scott
Jean-Claude Van Damme as Luc Deveraux
James DuMont as Dr. Timothy Brady
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Movie Reviews

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.

Reviewed by aidancramsay 7 / 10

The greatest action movie David Lynch never made

Honestly, it's pretty astonishing that this movie exists; it's the sort of project that could only have been brought into being via complete studio indifference to a franchise that probably should have died almost two decades ago. It's almost comically brutal, frequently surreal, and far, far more pretentious and high-minded than a movie called Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning has any right being. It's an art-horror movie hiding underneath the skin of action trash, and thinking of all the meathead bros who got tricked into watching what can best be described as what would happen if Gaspar Noe remade Apocalypse Now warms the cockles of my withered heart.

Maybe I'm overselling this. Universial Soldier: Day of Reckoning isn't quite as deep or clever as it thinks it is, but it WORKS. It's hypnotic and frequently mesmerizing in spite of its flaws, and the action scenes contain some of the best fight choreography you'll see in a modern American action movie. It's not a great movie, but it's damn good, and worth watching if just for what a gutsy move it was to make a late-in- the-game DTV sequel to a trashy movie no one really cares about as genuinely affecting and ambitious as this.

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