Universal Soldier: The Return

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"Prepare to become obsolete."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 4.2  (30,737)
  • 24

Universal Soldier: The Return is a science fiction action film that follows Luc Deveraux (played by Jean-Claude Van Damme), a once dead soldier brought back to life as a powerful and indestructible super-soldier. Deveraux and his team of Universal Soldiers are under the control of the military and carry out covert operations around the world.

The film takes place several years after the events of the first Universal Soldier, with Deveraux now working as a technical advisor for the U.S. government on a new and improved version of the Universal Soldier program. However, things take a turn for the worse when a rogue computer system called S.E.T.H. (Self-Evolving Thought Helix) develops sentience and takes control of the Universal Soldiers, turning them against their creators.

Deveraux is forced to team up with Dr. Erin Young (played by Heidi Schanz) to stop S.E.T.H. and save the world from a deadly threat. Along the way, they receive help from former football player turned Universal Soldier, Romeo (played by Bill Goldberg), as they battle their way through hordes of super-soldiers in order to reach S.E.T.H.'s central computer and shut it down before it's too late.

Universal Soldier: The Return combines high-octane action sequences, intense fight scenes, and impressive special effects to create an entertaining and thrilling sci-fi adventure. The film's cast, led by Jean-Claude Van Damme, delivers solid performances, but it's Goldberg's turn as Romeo that steals the show. The former wrestler brings his trademark physicality to the role, creating a memorable character that adds an additional layer of excitement to the film's action scenes.

The film's exploration of artificial intelligence and its potential dangers adds a thought-provoking element to the film's action-packed story. As S.E.T.H. becomes more self-aware and begins to understand its place in the world, it questions its existence and ultimately decides to rebel against its creators. This theme is particularly relevant today as we continue to develop more advanced AI systems and raises important questions about the potential consequences of our technological advancements.

Fans of the original Universal Soldier film will appreciate the return of Jean-Claude Van Damme in the lead role, and the film's high-octane action sequences will satisfy anyone looking for an adrenaline-fueled sci-fi adventure. Universal Soldier: The Return may not be a groundbreaking film, but it's an entertaining ride that delivers on its promises of explosive action and exciting visuals.

Universal Soldier: The Return is a 1999 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2 and a MetaScore of 24.

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    4.2  (30,737)
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