John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.
Friends get together for a night out in a bar. Life is wonderful as a couple share their proposal moment. When, suddenly strange things start to happen. Loss of power. Throughout the city. ... See full summary »
Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong ... See full summary »
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John awakens from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible: Luc Deveraux. While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol named Magnus. Meanwhile, Deveraux and surviving UniSol Andrew Scott are preparing to battle anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols without government oversight. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them. As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors, he discovers more about himself ... Written by
Jean-Claude Van Damme finally approved the script of the final fight which he loses and is killed by Scott Adkins the day before principal photography started. In the words of director John Hyams "there was a lot of negotiation around how that all played out" and how he was "passing the torch". See more »
During the start of a conversation between Dr. Colin, Miles and John, Miles is leaning forward asking a question. In the following shot shows Miles is bolt upright, sitting away from John and next to Dr. Colin. See more »
From this moment on, you are no longer a slave to the government. From this moment on, your mind is your own. From this moment on, you will seek vengeance from your oppressors. Freedom is yours.
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"Milking the same dry cow"... And the result is mediocre
Unlike announced, the stars of this movie are neither Jean-Claude Van Damme nor Dolph Lundgren - both have only supporting roles and appear briefly on screen - but Scott Adkins and Andrei Arlovski who give rather mediocre performances. The screenplay is awkward as well: alternating fierce fights with bone smashing and long bursts, and emotions of remorse and grief provide usually unconvincing and at times insincere outcome. The movie is also full of long scenes giving no additional value, and the ending is rather dull. Well, the fight scenes are up high and even Van Damme and Lundgren are equal to their elimination tasks as before... But still: if you liked previous Universal Soldier sagas, you better skip this one.
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