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An action classic
Muscles from Brussels and the Swedish man-of-war Dolph Lundgren team up as superhuman soldiers brought back to life from Vietnam in this movie. I’m not sure what it is exactly that they do I wasn’t paying attention. But I’m pretty sure it’s something about struggling with obeying the orders from their commanders and having flashbacks from their past lives. What I know is that they do fight a lot. They also fight civilians. They even fight each other, and that’s when things start to get very entertaining.
It is only fair to watch this movie at least once since it has brought us not one, not two, but THREE sequels. What’s even more awesome about these sequels is that they are all rated under 3.5 but not by enough votes to get them on the bottom 100 list on IMDb. If you fail in getting on a list like that, you even fail at failing and that is admirable. Universal Soldier is much more well-liked and higher-rated and rightly so.
I do not recall who, but another film critic put it best when he pointed to how different Universal Soldiers was from your average science-fiction movie. To summarize this, where most sci-fi movies get to the part where all the complex science needs to be explained by some brilliant professor, Universal Soldiers simply offers the explanation “we hypercharged their bodies to turn dead flesh into living tissue.” And that’s how dead soldiers were reanimated into superhuman killing machines. Brilliant. There’s no pretension just take it or leave it.
I can’t find it in my heart to give this movie anything less than a 7 based on what it set out to do. Even though the acting is atrocious, the script is a joke and the dialogue is stupid, it’s still a classic in my opinion. It had some intentionally funny moments like when Van Damme was in the diner and ate like ten meals of “today’s special” and everyone was staring at him. If you don’t find stuff like that funny, you have to watch it strictly tongue-in-cheek and just go for the brainless early-90s style action and cut-rate explosions. 7/10
It may be a popcorn movie, but it’s a well made one
Big, dumb, loud, and fun. Four words that could aptly summarise the appeal of this blockbuster movie which proved a hit with audiences back in ’92 and spawned three inferior sequels. UNIVERSAL SOLDIER is probably Van Damme’s most successful mainstream movie to date and his pairing with Lundgren as the enemy is a good one; Lundgren’s height alone gives him the imposing edge over the smaller, tougher Van Damme and their final one-on-one battle is one to remember. Packed with lots of hard-edged violence and some unwanted comic relief from a highly annoying female support (Ally Walker), UNIVERSAL SOLDIER is a movie that gets better as it goes along.
At first, the sheer woodenness of Van Damme and Lundgren is inexcusable. I know that they’re supposed to be playing emotionless dead robots, but even after they first rebel they seem wooden and unable to even say their lines convincingly. Thankfully this wears off as time goes on and the pair settle down into their roles. In fact Lundgren goes a 360-degree turnaround at the end and actually becomes quite good as the psychotic soldier who believes that he’s surrounded by the enemy. Van Damme? Well, here he plays a more sympathetic character than usual which will no doubt endear him to female fans, while still providing the high-kicking action that the fans expect. Ally Walker is terrible, though, as the intensely annoying female lead, and although it’s good to see Ed O’Ross make an appearance as a colonel, he’s underused and killed off quickly.
The flimsy plot strings together a scene of big-budget action sequences (no surprise, as most of Roland Emmerich’s films are thus styled, e.g. INDEPENDENCE DAY) which are pretty impressive. From the opening hostage stakeout at the Hoover Dam to the shoot-up at a motel, to the climatic truck chase and the final battle with Van Damme and Lundgren, things just keep getting better and better. The high body count sees lots of people getting shot or killed in nasty ways, and of course there’s the usual quota of bullet-shedding and big explosions.
Lundgren’s method of death at the end of the movie (like you couldn’t guess) is highly graphic and unexpected. The loud score is sufficiently adrenaline-pumping to work and the film tries so hard to please that the feeling rubs off on the audience. Although it may be dumb entertainment, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER “delivers the groceries” so to speak and is quite watchable in a forgettable way, in that it passes the time and engages the attention but doesn’t leave much impact afterwards. It may be a popcorn movie but it’s undoubtedly a well-made one.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min), 1 hr 24 min (84 min) (TV) (heavily cut) (Germany)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi
Director Roland Emmerich
Writer Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch, Dean Devlin
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O’Ross
Production Company Centropolis Film Productions, IndieProd, Carolco Pictures Inc.
Sound Mix CDS (digital 35 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (analog 35 mm prints) (4 channels), DTS (5.1), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length 2,829 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)