Universal Soldier

The future has a bad attitude
The future has a bad attitude
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (15)
D: Roland Emmerich
Guild/Carolco (Allen Shapiro, Craig Baumgarten & Joel B. Michaels)
US 1992
103 mins

Action/Science Fiction

W: Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch & Dean Devlin
DP: Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Ed: Michael J. Duthie
Mus: Christopher Franke


Jean Claude Van Damme (Luc Deveraux / GR44), Dolph Lundgren (Andrew Scott / GR13), Ally Walker (Veronica Roberts), Ed O'Ross (Col. Perry), Jerry Orbach (Dr. Christopher Gregor)

Two feuding soldiers who killed each other during the Vietnam War are resurrected as androids in the future, but they resurrect their rivalry when one of them malfunctions and his memory triggers his past memories and a killing spree ensues.
Reasonably successful at the time, mostly due to Jean Claude Van Damme's appeal during the early 1990's and the pairing of him with another big action man of the time, Dolph Lundgren. Watching nowadays, it fails to trigger any memories of nostalgia, but is reasonably entertaining as a bit of knockabout nonsense.
A glut of sequels followed, all much worse than this offering.
5/10

Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier
Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier