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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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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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Reanimated. Rearmed. The ultimate rematch. 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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$844,447
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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P.J. Pesce was considered to direct the movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) The Chernobyl power station is described as being 'surrounded' by a derelict city. The power station is surrounded by open countryside. The nearest town is a mile and a half away. See more »

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Dr. Porter: I'm gonna give you something that will help with your recovery. I'm gonna make you feel better, Luc. Gonna make you whole again.
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Solid action, awful story.
30 December 2009 | by somewhereovertheturnipSee all my reviews

There's really not much to write about, so I'll keep this brief.

The film delivers where it needs to. The gun battles are extremely satisfying (especially the sound effects), the hand-to-hand combat is brutal and in places quite creative, and some of the sequences are amongst the best I've seen from straight to DVD action.

A few scenes stuck out as particularly well done: A sequence with Van Damme entering a building and systematically taking out the terrorists with only his knife was excellent. The inevitable Van Damme Vs Lundgren confrontation won't disappoint either, with walls being demolished and windows shattered as the two legends fling each other about with scant disregard for the structural integrity of the building surrounding them.

The main antagonist is played by Andrei Arlovski, a UFC champion, he really is an excellent fighter and his scenes are just as fun (and my favourite parts of the film).

Don't expect a coherent story, it's absolutely ridiculous. And anyone expecting to see Van Damme in new light after JCVD will be severely disappointed, he's almost comatose thought the entire film. No other members of the cast are worth a mention.

Strictly for action buffs, this film is a lot of fun if you're prepared to only turn your brain off, but completely remove it from your cranium for the duration.

4/5 for action, 1/5 for the film itself.


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