ABC Film Challenge – Sci-Fi – U – Universal Soldier Regeneration (2009)
Director: John Hyams
Writer: Victor Ostrovsky (Screenplay) Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch, Dean Devlin (Characters)
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Andrei Arlovski, Mike Pyle, Corey Johnson, Garry Cooper, Emily Joyce
Plot: Terrorists kidnap the Russian Prime Minister’s 2 kids, take Chernobyl nuclear power plant and threaten to blow up a reactor. 4 Universal Soldiers go in but are no match to a Next Gen. UniSol Luc (Jean-Claude Van Damme) goes in but faces 2 NGUs.
Tagline – Reanimated. Rearmed. The ultimate rematch.
Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Universal Soldier Regeneration starts when a terrorist group run by General Topov (Baharov) kidnaps the Russian President’s children. Hiding them out in Chernobyl. The power of one of their NGU (Arlovski) becomes a problem for the watching world.
Without having many options, the old program is brought back to life. When the remaining soldiers from the NGU program are sent in to complete the mission. Only for them needing to turn to the best former soldier Luc Deveraux (Van Damme). Coming to face off against the ultimate killing machine.
Thoughts on Universal Soldier Regeneration
Universal Soldier Regeneration will look to continue the legacy of the ultimate soldiers. Created from the corpses of the killed soldiers. We get the new group of terrorists that are looking to use the soldiers for their own benefit. Where one soldier must give up the chance he had of a normal life once again. Becoming the killing machine that could save the world from the dangerous terrorist ring. And the ultimate soldier that feels no pain.
This like most of the rest of the franchise, will be filled with plenty of fight sequences. That will see Jean Claude Van Damme face off against the different action stars. Dolph Lundgren and the UFC’s André Arlovski. If you are a fan of the franchise. This will be all you need to get the kicks out of the wild action fighting soldiers.
Final Thoughts – Universal Soldier: Regeneration fits the franchise world perfectly.