I don’t know if I have ever seen any of the previous Universal Soldier films. I think I may’ve seen the first one. And now, I have seen the latest one, which I say with much regret. This thing is an incomprehensible mess about some sort of mind-controlled super-soldiers killing each other off. The film claims Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as its stars, but they hardly register, with Lundgren especially short on screen time. Scott Adkins is the real star, and I’ll be damned if I could tell you what in the hell is going on with his character. John Hyams directs this garbage with a sullen, depressing eye, giving you absolutely nobody for whom to root. Van Damme sleepwalks through his scenes, and Lundgren mugs through his few moments. There’s nothing to see here … move along.
Director: John Hyams
Producer: Craig Baumgarten, Moshe Diamant, Allen Shapiro, Mark Damon, Steven Frankel, James Gibb and Bobby Ranghelov
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Kristopher Van Varenberg, David Jensen, Andrei Arlovski and Austin Naulty
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning