who are we as people. what does it mean to be human, to have emotions . Do we breed soldiers as killing machines ? what this guy went through...... he seems like my dad, and I thnik many people can relate, especially people in the military or who have a family member in military or someone who went through world war two., absolutely must watch this . It's also unbelievable cinematography and the power, of him the absolute force and drive, of kurt russel, pounding the training thing., defying the sandstorm, saving the guy in the sandstorm . this movie is great for women to watch to see the sheer strength and drive of this man, fighting against anything. he is trained he is alive, for one purpose . TO BE A SOLDIER.
The story is about are main character Todd who is an engineered military fighting machine, but after being left for dead on a remote planet he starts a new life. He must fight his very replacements to save his newly found friends.
In every Paul W.S. Anderson movie that he direct's it always looks like it has a good buget to it like: The Resident Evil film series, Mortal Kombat, Death Race and now this film, and just like some of his other films it always has the same results; a wasted opportunity of being good. I know Paul W.S. Anderson can be a good director, I found Alien Vs Predator to be my biggest guilty pleasure of all time and Mortal Kombat wasn't all that bad, so I know he can be good, but Soldier isn't one of them.
The best way to possibly describe this nonsense of a film is be saying something like this: Imagine you got all you're army action figures and you're small plastic gun figures together and simply set them on fire and throw them down the stairs and watch them go all over the place making has much noise as possible, then close your eyes and think to yourself "God that was annoying and stupid", yeah that's this movie, that's this freaking movie!.
Let's start off with the good: Kurt Russell dose the best of what his got and that's saying a lot because of the blandness of his character. The action scenes are pretty well done if I must say and Gary Busey once again brings such a goofy performance but his so enjoyable to watch with the little screen time he got.
Now for the bad and these a lot: The movie is just bombarding with dull scenes and cardboard character's that the end of the day is a waste of time watching.
Todd the main character of the film barely speaks a word through the film, yes he dose say a couple of lines but for most part his dead silent. Main character's barely not saying anything can be a big risk in movies but some films pulled it off really well like the movie Drive and it was all down to good writing, but this doesn't have good writing and the silent hero thing completely did not work at all and made the character less interesting to watch.
The writing was piss poor, the other character's I didn't really care about at all and I doubt that Kurt Russell has ever had less dialogue to work anywhere.
Overall this movie sucks and to the people who are defending this movie I got this to say to them, "Don't even try it".