MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 157 this week

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 12,721 users   Metascore: 58/100
Reviews: 71 user | 106 critic | 18 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 6 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 05 Aug 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 14 Jul 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Luc and Scott were killed in Vietnam, but the army has a secret project for reanimating dead people as near-perfect soldiers.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

Director: Mic Rodgers
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz
Cyborg (1989)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn
Dredd (2012)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis
Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
Looper (2012)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Oblivion I (2013)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough
Hulk (2003)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott
X-Men (2000)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Director: Patrick Alessandrin
Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron
Green Lantern (2011)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A test pilot is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard
Battleship (2012)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Andrei Arlovski ...
Magnus (as Andrei 'The Pit Bull' Arlovski)
...
...
Sarah
Tony Jarreau ...
Bouncer
...
Earl
Andrew Sikking ...
Larry
...
Dr. Timothy Brady
...
Dr. Su
...
Emma
...
Agent Gorman
...
Ron Castellano
Susan Mansur ...
Madame
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

warrior | home invasion | army | fight | church | See more »

Taglines:

Under their own command


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier IV  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,247 (USA) (14 December 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren have no scenes together. See more »

Goofs

Just before Magnus slams into a civilian car, he turns the steering wheel left and leans into the turn. However on the following shot the wheels are turned straight ahead and Magnus is sitting upright. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Scott: 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.
See more »

Connections

Follows Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
More of a poor re-imagining than anything else. Ignores the great work done by "Regeneration"
7 December 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In my mind there are only two Universal Soldier movies, and if you watch Universal Soldier (1992) and Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009) you will have a complete, unspoiled Universal Soldier experience. Give everything else with the UniSol name attached to it a miss, it just spoils it!

Universal Soldier (1992) is a classic of its time and genre. It was destroyed with two "unofficial" sequels that I have never seen and never care to.

Then came the official sequel, Universal Soldier: The Return (1999). JCVD was back, which gave the movie some cred, but it deviated too far from what made Universal Soldier (1992) good. "The Return" was didn't have the same "feel". It was too "shiny", too "clean", just too "Hollywood".

When I got word of another Universal Soldier sequel I avoided it like the plague! I wasn't going to fall into temptation, but it was the reviews here on IMDb that finally turned me. I finally buckled due to the overwhelming praise of Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009).

"Regeneration" really is SO good for its budget. It took the UniSol series from the "classic for its time" bracket and thrust it into gritty reality. A worthy and brilliant sequel (that thankfully ignores the events of "The Return" and still doesn't get the praise it deserves. WATCH THIS FILM!

"Regeneration" leaves room for a direct sequel, which if made in the same tone would have been brilliant! But "Day of Reckoning" ignores the lot of it and goes in a completely different direction again! I have no idea why or what they were thinking after the acclaim of "Regeneration". Everyone involved should be fired and never be allowed to work again!

This film does not star JCVD or DL. They are extras at most. This film follows a new character and his story which intertwines into a re- imagined UniSol universe almost completely unrelated to anything before it.

JCVD and DL look extremely old, even more so than in "Regeneration" where they just got away with it!

This film shouldn't have been made. They had all the ingredients to run with a better sequel after the events of "Regeneration".

I am in fact a little angry that I have seen "DOR". It has left a foul taste in my mouth again just like I felt after I watched "The Return".

In a way I hope they still do another one because their track record suggests their next one will be good again. On the other hand JCVD and DL are far too old.

It will take several sittings of the original and "Regeneration" to erase this movie from memory. And just like how I believe there are only three Star Wars films, only three Indiana Jones films and Joel Schumacher never made a Batman film - there are only two UniSol film: the original and "Regeneration". Watch these two films again and again if you have to, just give this one (and any others) a miss.

Thank me later.

(2 stars for some pretty reasonable and gritty action and fight scenes for its budget - only good part of the film).


29 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Good Movie to Watch With Bros cubstml
Regeneration or Day of Reckoning kayoko1954
Canadian Blu-ray is uncut Offended
Universal Soldiers and Memories danebprd
Didn't the last Universal Soldier film flop? N00deltje
Is there going to be another one? Jaggermaster

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?