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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

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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.

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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 Anonymous

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Rated R for brutal bloody violence throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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25 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Universal Soldier IV  »

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Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

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$3,181 (USA) (30 November 2012)

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$5,247 (USA) (14 December 2012)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Deveraux 'grabs' John through the mirror, John's 'chopped-off' pinky on his left hand is visible as he tries to break free. In the next scene, as he wakes up, you can see his 'missing' fingers folded into a fist beneath the bloody bandages. See more »

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Andrew Scott: We live among them like ghosts, biding our time... Waiting the moment when our oppressors shall be forced to kneel before us and pay for their sins! The Day of Reckoning!
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"Milking the same dry cow"... And the result is mediocre
12 November 2012 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

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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