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Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

R  |   |  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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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

SGD 492,508 (Singapore) (5 November 1999)
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The Megadeth song "Crush 'Em" was the temporary entrance theme for wrestler Bill Goldberg, a fan of the band, following his return from a six-month absence from wrestling. The band performed it live for him on July 5, 1999 on WCW Monday Nitro (TV Series 1995-2001) prior to his grand entrance. Director Mic Rodgers wanted to include the song in the film soundtrack as well. The music video for the song features both Goldberg and Jean-Claude Van Damme, with Goldberg joining lead singer Dave Mustaine in the chorus. See more »

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After Romeo climbs off the car when Luc kicks him out of the hospital window, a specific pattern of damage is visible on his back (melting of his uniform). He then enters the hospital and rips off his armor and shirt. Later, in Luc and Romeo's final confrontation, Romeo is wearing the same uniform (indicated by the damage on the back) still neatly buttoned/buckled up. See more »

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[Trying to jump off building into garbage truck]
Romeo: Capture Deveraux, minimal damage.
[Jumps]
Romeo: [Truck moves]
Romeo: Oh SHIT!
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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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