The ringleader of a gang of murderous home invaders unmasks himself as genetically enhanced series hero Luc Deveraux (Van Damme), who then proceeds to shoot the wife and child of a military man named John (Adkins). Our strapping protagonist awakes from a coma nine months later with vengeance on his mind. But is John seeking out Van Damme’s test-tube-cloned killer of his own free will – or is something else making him do it?

Director John Hyams treats this Z-level trash with a pomposity that verges on laughable. But get past all that ephemera and you’ll witness some genuinely inventive action scenes. It’s almost worth wading through the wearisome setup to get to the fun stuff. But there is a reason fast-forward buttons were invented.

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 114 mintues
Released: Dec 6th
Director: John Hyams
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Scott Adkins
Language: English
Classification: 18+
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
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