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Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  20 August 1999 (USA)
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The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

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Luc Devereaux, the only surviving member of the original Universal Soldier Team. He now works with Dylan Cotner, on a project to create and improve a new Universal Soldier. Their plan is for the Universal soldier or UNISOLS to be controlled by a computer they call SETH. When the government decides to terminate the project, which includes shutting down SETH. SETH, not wanting this to happen, takes steps to prevent this. He first kills Dylan. He then has himself transfered into a body. He then seeks out Luc Devereaux, who is the only person who knows the code that will stop his program from being deleted. So he sends out all the UNISOLS to get him. Luc must try and stay away until SETH program is deleted. But SETH has targeted his daughter as possible leverage. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for nonstop strong violence, and for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,605,167 (USA) (20 August 1999)

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SGD 492,508 (Singapore) (5 November 1999)
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Was released theatrically despite the previous sequels having been made-for-TV - a rarity for sequels. Many film series have gotten out of direct to video or made for TV through remakes, but few series get out of made-for-TV status otherwise. See more »

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During the final fight sequence between SETH and Luc, SETH grabs Luc by the neck with his right hand and holds him into the chair. Whilst holding him into the chair, the hand holding the neck switches to his left hand and then back his right hand again between shots. See more »

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Romeo: [after Erin Young caughts Romeo on fire] I'm just warming up, Deveraux.
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The Return Could Have Been Better
28 March 2000 | by (Benbrook, Texas) – See all my reviews

Van Damme returns to one of his best action roles, with a very weak storyline, and very irritating, stereo-typed characters.

When the action is going, IT'S GOING. Van Damme's aging, but, still has the moves. He's also a widower with a young daughter.

First plot problem, his daughter has access to the "Top Secret Project" building for the Universal Soldier program, and uses it like a daycare center. No other workers had their kids there, so what made her so special, except to put her closer to the action.

Second plot problem, the female reporter. She arrives for and interview, is excorted inside the factility, and when all hell breaks loose, she and her cameraman remain instead of being escorted out. Another excuss to put a character close to the danger.

Third plot problem, the irritating and unreal attitude the reporter has. Instead of showing the least amount of fear over the killing and mayhem going on around her, she's doing her "I-a-reporter-with-a-scoop" dialogue. I was hoping that Romeo or another soldier would take her out.

Fourth plot problem, Kiana Tom, Van Damme's butt-kicking sidekick at the beginning of the movie, is left on the sidelines for most of the movie. Her character replacing the reporter would have enhanced the whole story and added to the action.

If you can overlook the plot problems, the show is at least bearable.


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