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Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)

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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/JCVD goes in but faces 2 NGUs.

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John Hyams

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Richard Rothstein (based on characters created by), Christopher Leitch (based on characters created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Luc Deveraux
Dolph Lundgren ... Andrew Scott
Andrei Arlovski ... NGU (as Andrei 'The Pitbull' Arlovski)
Mike Pyle Mike Pyle ... Captain Kevin Burke
Corey Johnson ... Colonel John Coby
Garry Cooper ... Dr. Porter
Emily Joyce ... Dr. Sandra Flemming
Zachary Baharov ... General Topov (as Zahary Baharov)
Aki Avni ... General Boris
Kerry Shale ... Dr. Colin
Yonko Dimitrov Yonko Dimitrov ... Dimitri
Violeta Markovska Violeta Markovska ... Ivana
Stanislav Pishtalov Stanislav Pishtalov ... P.M. Musayev
Marianne Stanicheva ... Olga (as Mariana Stanisheva)
John Laskowski ... Captain
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Storyline

With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine. With this "UniSol" (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski) leading the way, they seize the crippled Chernobyl nuclear reactor, threatening to unleash a lethal radioactive cloud. The only one who can stop them is Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a UniSol who's been decommissioned for years. Reactivated and retrained, Deveraux must make a full-out assault on the heavily armed fortress. But inside, he'll discover not one but two of these virtually indestructible warriors. Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), Deveraux's vicious UniSol enemy from the original Universal Soldier, has been secretly reanimated and upgraded. Now, these elite fighters are locked, loaded and programmed to kill; and the fate of millions hinges on this high-action showdown. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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The ultimate weapons of the future are back! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Bulgarian

Release Date:

January 2010 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Universal Soldier 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$844,447
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

P.J. Pesce was considered to direct the movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) Chernobyl power station as shown as deserted. In reality, hundreds of people still work there and nuclear material is still being processed. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Luc Deveraux: Come with me.
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Follows Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) See more »

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Better than a lot of other action movies
20 March 2010 | by cygurationSee all my reviews

Amazingly enough I went into this movie thinking it would be complete crap because of JCVD and Dolph "I can't act" Ludgren, but it was much better than a lot of other action movies, including Terminator: Salvation.

A lot of people might be hesitant because of the conflicting reviews, but ignore the whole "This is bad because it has Jean Claude in it..." stigma and you might be as surprised as I was after watching it. In fact, I found myself watching it a few times again because, through and through, it's an extremely engaging film.

What actually shocked me is that it covers an important social issue of terrorism versus political tyranny; using terrorism to maintain (and gain) freedom as well as capitalist control of armies without nations. Yeah, it's a movie that actually covers something important about sociality.

As a lot of other people pointed out, though, Jean Claude and Dolph only lend their faces for brief (in Dolph's case) and extended (in Jean's case) cameos. This film is not really about the aging action heroes but rather, they play a part in the outcome of things, very similar to Snipe's role in Blade 2.

As for quality...the movie is shot to look like the Bourne Identity and even has a cool chase scene like it, too. All the action is depicted with startling realism and all fist-fights result in such because people either run out of ammo or get too close to use weapons. In other words, all the fight scenes in this movie make a heck of a lot of sense and are very realistic and practical. Added to this, the musical score is extremely fitting to the science-fiction overtones.

Overall, this movie is leaps and bounds better than every other Universal Soldier movie made before it and actually takes itself serious enough to deserve better praise than what it's been receiving.


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