Al's Review of Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
One of the best action films of 2012. The best Universal Soldier yet. It hits all the right notes. A tremendously cool, frighting and mind-blowing action ride. An intense, bloody, sizzling and electrifying movie. A fully-loaded, adrenaline-pumping and hard-edged action-packed thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat right till the very end. It`s loaded with brutal and explosive action sequences and heart-racing suspense and riveting story that keeps you guessing and enthralled at every corner. A sharp, muscular, atmospheric and intensely scary thrill-machine. Director, John Hyams boldly and fearlessly takes the franchise to new territory and pulls it off awesomely. The most brutal entry to the series, it works as a sequel for long-time fans and a stand-alone film for newcomers. A wickedly entertaining and explosive tour de force. Scott Adkins is excellent, he is the lead of this picture and keeps you glued to your seat and compelled with his strong performance and incredible physicality. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lungdren are back. Van Damme is a force of nature, he dose so much with so little and still manages to keep your attention. Lungdren is electric, giving a fierce and great performance. It has a horror movie type of feel at the start and explodes with great twist and turns all the way through. This makes Universal Soldier and Universal Soldier: Regeneration, look like puppy chow. It takes you down and a more dark and twisted road, It`s as if David Cronenberg made a martial arts take on Apocalypse Now.