Universal Soldier - Regeneration

Universal Soldier: Regeneration

John Hyams (2009)

18 Certificate


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Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to one of his best-known roles in this ambitious reboot of the sci-fi action franchise. Ageing yet agile, he demonstrates he's still got the moves, as his reanimated warrior Luc Deveraux is forcibly re-commissioned to help stop stereotypical terrorists from blowing up the crippled Chernobyl nuclear plant. The film opens impressively with an adrenaline-rush car chase, before settling into routine shoot 'em up mode, accompanied by gritty visuals and a pounding soundtrack. It's technically accomplished but narratively flimsy, making the increasingly illogical events feel like padding in preparation for the final act's main attraction: a slugfest between Van Damme and his original Universal Soldier nemesis, Dolph Lundgren.


A dead soldier who was brought back to life as the ultimate killing machine is revived once more to deal with terrorists who have taken control of a nuclear reactor. He finds his enemies not only have a more advanced reanimated soldier in their ranks, but they have also resurrected an old foe of his. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren.

Cast & Crew

NGU Andrei Arlovski
Luc Deveraux Jean-Claude Van Damme
Andrew Scott Dolph Lundgren
Capt Kevin Burke Mike Pyle
Col John Coby Corey Johnson
Director John Hyams
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: DVD