Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)

I watched the 2009 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Action/Science Fiction movie “Universal Soldier: Regeneration on Netflix DVD. It is an alternative sequel to the original Universal Soldier (1992), ignoring the Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and the two TV sequels from 1998. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren return to the adventure. The film was directed and co-edited by John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Dragon Eyes, Alone),

written by Victor Ostrovsky (former commanding officer of the Military Police West Bank Central Command, By Way of Deception, The Other Side of Deception)

and produced by Craig Baumgarten (Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier: The Return, Lathe of Heaven, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning).

Regeneration also stars Andrei Arlovski (Belarusian-American professional mixed martial artist, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, The Equalizer 2), Mike Pyle (retired American professional mixed martial artist, Men In Black III), Corey Johnson (Saving Private Ryan,

The Mummy, Black Hawk Down, Out For a Kill, Hellboy, The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men: First Class, The Bourne Legacy, Captain Phillips, Warhol, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Ex Machina, Radioactive), Garry Cooper (Quadrophenia),

Emily Joyce (British television actress), Zahari Baharov (Loboda in Game of Thrones Episode: “Hardhome”), Aki Avni (TV episodes of JAG, 24), Kerry Shale (Labyrinth, Little Shop of Horrors, The Living Daylights, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Angel Has Fallen,

TV episodes of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Doctor Who) and John Foo (Left For Dead, Batman Begins, Tekken, Street Fighter: Legacy, Olympus Has Fallen, The Outsider, TV episodes of Rush Hour). The movie was filmed February through April 2009 in Bulgaria.

The music in the film was a synth score and to me was something that was reminiscent of the John Carpenter movies that I loved growing up, like The Thing, Carpenter would always have these great synth scores. Another piece we used was the group Tangerine Dream did a great score for the movie Sorcerer and taking a note from films like Blade Runner, movies influenced me and my idea of science fiction and action film making and take all the work I did in documentaries and the work I did within MMA and taking all those elements and putting them together to create a style of the film that I think is very different to the first two films, but I think fans of the first two will appreciate and maybe people who haven’t seen them will appreciate it.

John Hyams (Director)

I liked this movie best of the three I’ve seen. I thought everyone did a good job and the fighting seen were superb. I’ll give this movie 3.75 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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