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original title: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
duration: 1h 54min
tags: Under their own command
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Universal Soldier fans maybe left scratching their heads, however, sci- fi action fans looking for slick, stylish direction with hard hitting violence and a Philip K. Dick tone - in the vain of Impostor (2001) maybe impressed by director John Hyams offering.
While not a fun hammy 90s hit like it's original this is smaller personal story adds another angle on UniSol. Reckoning may have benefited from being a stand alone low budget Dredd/Memento/Bourne-like film as it's so far removed to the original's feel.
This is actor/stuntman Scott Adkins film with very limited screen-time for Van Damme or Lundgren which isn't such a bad thing as their characters have become dismembered to those in the first outing. Nevertheless, Adkins as John carries it under Hyams games console shoot 'em up direction. While this film may not be Adkins Jason Statham 'star vehicle' it shows he's a convincing action man with some range of emotion to match as John goes on his hunt for Devereaux in some Apocalypse Now (1979) homage of sorts.
With excellent camera-work, lighting, stunts, ambiguous script, perfect moody atmosphere it's not a normal action film - and with nudity, blood and horror like gore it's not for the faint hearted either.
Don't expect a rehash or even the Universal Soldier you fell in love with and you may be surprised by this basic, dark, testosterone injected ride.
Now somebody needs to remake 1987's cheese-fest Dead Prey with Adkins as the lead. Following on from Hyam's 2009 "Regeneration" (a pleasant, if slightly disjointed, surprise) comes "Reckoning", a psychotropic hayride of indoctrination, flashing lights, unflattering baldness and dismemberment.
Solid performances all round. Adkins, in the lead role, displays sensitivity and brutality in equal measure. Van Damme and Lundgren are used sparingly but effectively. Fight scenes are well handled; innovative and frantic in parts but always exciting and ultimately satisfying. The ubiquitous car chase scene is probably the most formulaic aspect of the film and as such the most disappointing.
Previous reviewers have made reference to flashing light sequences and rightfully so...if you suffer from epileptic episodes be very careful!
The storyline drifts a little in parts and the last fifteen minutes felt a little like watching a first person action game. However the slightly unexpected ending to the final showdown sat well with this reviewer at least and was in keeping with the spirit of the film as a whole in trying to subvert genre expectations throughout.
Ultimately budget constraints hinder the process but kudos to the director for attempting to create some thing a little different in a sci-fi/action genre that has lacked much originality or innovation in recent years. Hyams delivers a remarkably satisfying action-thriller hybrid that constantly pushes ahead. It's one of the best action movies of the year simply because it keeps hitting the right beats. Not at all. Popular misconception is that Universal Soldiers are cyborgs. They are revived organisms, once dead and now 100% alive again. The regeneration process which makes them alive also affects their cellular/metabolic pattern to the point they can overheat and collapse if not properly refrigerated. Also, the process grants them with superhuman-like enhanced physical abilities like strength, speed and resistance to pain and damage. Yes. According to the director, Day of Reckoning is set several years after the events of Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009). Both the sequels follow the first 1992 feature film but overlook Universal Soldier: The Return (1999). The Return is still in continuity, but largely ignored (events not mentioned). No. The TV spin-off sequels Universal Soldier II: Brothers In Arms (1998) and Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business (1999) were jointly produced for Showtime and The Movie Channel as a miniseries meant as a backdoor pilot for a TV series. They aren't. He appears old because he is old. UniSols age like common beings. Cryogenized bodies from sixties were used to create UniSols, that's why Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) died in 1969 and was resuscitated in the early nineties as Universal Soldier. UniSols cannot feel pain, but they can be hurt, they age and most importantly they can be killed. Yes, from August 21st to September 13th it was screened in RealD 3D in seven big cities in Germany. Magnet Releasing distributed this film on-demand in theaters. The uncensored version of the film got the infamous NC-17 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which is rare in the action sector anyway and especially in the last few years. Though Hyams himself declared that he was contractually obligated to deliver an R-rated version (for brutal bloody violence throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language) for the theatrical release, he didn't rest to mention in interviews that he thinks of the uncensored, harder version as the superior one. The American DVD and Blu-ray disc does not contain the NC-17 version. Instead, they contain the R-rated cut which was previously shown in cinemas and on-demand. All the more pleasant is the fact that this won't be a worldwide case since the Austrian Blu-ray/DVDs do contain the NC-17 version. The latter runs approximately 33 seconds longer than the R-rated version. The German Blu-ray/DVD available at Amazon.de, is censored for violence for several minutes. The fully uncut NC-17 cut can be bought on Blu-ray/DVD here. The UK and Canadian Blu-ray/DVD has also the uncut NC-17 version.
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