Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning revolves around the story of John (played by Scott Adkins) who wakes up from a coma and discovers a devastating news. He discovers that his wife and daughter were killed in a home invasion. John is constantly haunted by images that occurred in this attack and makes up his mind that he will make Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) pay for his crime. John tries his best to piece together the memories he have from this tragic event. As he comes closer to Luc he is pursued by a UniSol which makes things worse. Will John be able to avenge his family? What else lies ahead with this unusual army of genetically enhanced warriors? Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is directed by John Hyams and stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren. Let’s check out the latest news on this upcoming action film, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
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With few exceptions, franchises aren’t known for increasing their quality as they move along. The “Universal Soldier” series, which began with Roland Emmerich’s 1992 blockbuster that starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, stands out from the norm. Rather than riffing on the same appeal each time out, as the current spate of “Fast and Furious” sequels have done with continuing success, director John Hyams has dismantled a spate of direct-to-video “Universal Soldier” sequels as well as an ill-received theatrical follow-up by reinventing the entire attitude of the series. Upping his ambition after the decent reception for 2009′s “Universal Soldier: Regeneration,” with “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning,” Hyams delivers a remarkably satisfying action-thriller hybrid that constantly pushes ahead. It’s one of the best action movies of the year simply because it keeps hitting the right beats.
Continuing the filmmaker’s stated intention of pushing Emmerich’s comparatively tongue-in-cheek approach into darker, serious-minded dramatic turf, “Day of Reckoning” complicates the series’ original premise by shifting its perspective. Pushing beyond the initial concept of rejuvenated dead soldiers enlisted by a covert military organization, “Day of Reckoning” finds original “Universal Soldier” recruits Luc Deveraux (Van Damme) and Andrew Scott (Lundgren) leading a clandestine army of Unisols outside of government supervision. However, their exploits have been relegated to the background while the experiences of Unisol John (Scott Adkins) take center stage. Only tangentially aware of his connection to the organization, John initially witnesses the murder of his wife and child at Luc’s hands during a spectacularly shocking opening sequence shot from his point of view. The man slips into a coma and awakes months later in a daze; collecting his thoughts, he follows Luc’s trail while battling psychological compulsions due to an implant in his body pushing him to join the renegade Unisoldier army.
There’s not a much plot beyond those negligible details, which arrive through the stylized hallucinations afflicting John and the occasional dialogue exchanges that push proceedings along. (There was certainly enough backstory to permit this franchise newcomer to get the idea.) The general notion that John represents a Unisoldier gone rogue catapults “Day of Reckoning” into a delectable combination of moods. As John picks up the trail of his oppressors, he faces a wordless enemy (Andrei Arloyski) tasked by the Unisol overlords to take the renegade man down, which leads to a series of extreme face-offs in which the two superhumans duke it out in close quarters: hotel rooms, freeways, and a store littered with broken glass provide ample room for a series of wild scuffles.”
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