Preview: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)


A deadly home invasion sends a father and husband after the killers, taking him into a dangerous world of super soldiers and arch villainy.

  • Poster: D


Is this the direct-to-video cover? It sure looks like one.

  • Trailer: D / C+


The first trailer makes the film look like a B-grade action film with few redeeming qualities: from the glaring, faux-menace of Jean-Claude Van Damme to the English-language struggles of Dolph Lundgren to the requisite action scenes. Nothing at all looks original here.

It still looks like a low rent action flick, but the second trailer at least tries to experiment with oblique angles, blurred scenes and a musical accompaniment that makes it look more like an experimental film from the 1970's. That may be a good thing.

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Release Date:

  • November 30, 2012