Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Universal Soldier Day of Reckoning!

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.

Scott Adkins, who I am a big fan of takes center stage in this installment of Universal Soldier.  You basically see everything through his eyes, and remember things as he does.  He plays a guy who's wife and daughter are killed by Jean Claude Van Damme and his group of Unisols.  Yes, Van Damme is the bad guy in this one.

So Van Damme, and Dolph Lundgren, who looks like Ted Knight on Roids in this film, are making Unisols remember who they are.  Like sleeper cells.  Adkins is one of these guys, or is he?  Guess you have to watch through his eyes and find out.

I have to say the action scenes are amazing.  Adkins can fight like no ones business.  Machetes to the head, axes to the foot, and baseball bats to the body.  Fantastic fight sequences.  The rest, I just don't know.  Its like watching a weird first person art house film with brutality.  I like action films, yet dislike art house stuff.  It cool, yet really dumb.  Action packed, yet rather dull.  I don't know how to describe it.

Bottom line, watch the film for the action not the plot.  Its a different entry in the series to say the least.

Overall 2 out of 5 Stars!


  1. Ted Knight on roids! Classic lol!

    I love the art house stuff almost as much as the fight scenes, but I'm a pretty pretentious dude so that's to be expected. I will say this, I was baffled my first time through and didn't really get what the story was going for until a second viewing, upon which the film opened up immeasurably.

  2. So far the only Art House/Grindhouse/Dramatic/Violent film I have seen "Get it right" has been Drive. He really does look like Jude Smails getting ready to roid rage when you first see him at the brothel