Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Mystery  |  25 October 2012 (USA)
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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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Under their own command

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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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Release Date:

25 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier IV  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

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


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

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This film marks the reunion of Scott Adkins, Jean Claude VanDamme and Dolph Lundgren after Expendables 2. See more »


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 »


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.
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Written by Jason Gallagher
Performed by Leroy Justice
[from the album "Revolution's Son"]
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The best trash I've seen in years.
7 October 2012 | by (Moscow, Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

This one is a very good trash movie. And I'm serious.

It has story, a good one if you come to think about it seriously. It even has nice twist in the end. But it also has so many obviously stupid things that we heartily laughed about. It is just impossible to take it seriously.

It has very good combat scenes. Enough of blood and gore for my liking. But every single thing contradicts laws of nature so bluntly that it is just impossible to take it seriously.

The struggle between characters portrayed by Van Damme and Adkins is well shown. And you can even sympathize both to great extent. But every single bit of lighting and makeup will turn it to comics. And already sitting with a silly grin at your face you just can not take it seriously.

This is very good trash movie! And I really mean it! If you like to watch one do go for this. I haven't seen like this for several years now.

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