By its own deliriously rock-bottom standards, "Universal" ain't half bad. Of course, you have to be big on bloody slaughter, kickboxing, infrared gunning and impaired acting. But "Universal" executes its subtle-free mission with surprisingly watchable efficiency.
Estupidamente subestimado pela crítica.Excelente história ok é quase a mesma do Exterminador do futuro mas é quase é diferente. E Brilhantemente executado. Ally Walker é linda e brilhante como a repórter ousada Veronica Roberts,Jean Claude Van Damme e Dolph Lundgren são brilhantes como Luc Deveraux / GR44 e Andrew Scott / GR13 respectivamente,Roland Emmerich é ótimo na direção. Um filme muito divertido.
Viewers primed for a postapocalyptic blowout will be disappointed to learn that Universal Soldier is set in the boring old present day, and that until the climactic clash the film is slow-moving and short on firepower.
This is summer entertainment at its mindless, violent worst featuring plenty of squishy, crunchy sounds and sickening makeup X effects to satisfy undiscerning blood-and-guts audiences. Moviegoers looking for pacing, character development or delightful thrills must seek shelter elsewhere. [11 July 1992, p.3D]
A true 90's action sci fi film which is up there with The Matrix & T2: Judgment Day, Well not as good as those films but still a fun action packed adventure with bad ass super soldiers with guns and explosions.
Universal Soldier is a sci-fi kind of action film which also introduces an excuse for Jean Claude Van Damme to use his martial art skills to kick some butt... More of an action film than anything else, made in 1992 by Roland Emmerich and stars Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren... Full of violence, gory moments, funny moments, cheesey moments and bad language... Dolph Lundgren wears a necklace made out of ears and says cheesey things with a macho and fearless image and Van Damme also is macho in the film and both are fighting against each other and Dolph Lundgren throws grenades at the vehicle Van Damme is in and shouts "Are we having fun yet?" lol.. A woman or reporter teams up with Van Damme too. The acting from Dolph Lundgren is pretty badass but Van Damme isn't impressive in my opinion and some can argue Lundgren and Van Damme were both bad and that maybe true but I liked Dolph Lundgren's character even though I'm not a fan of his. Not the best film but Universal Soldier was better than any of it's sequels. Also stars Ed O'Ross.
On the one side the basic idea of the movie is not bad and some of the action scenes are looking great. But the story and especially the actors are not good, even the fighting scenes are looking so artificial. Van Damme can convince sometimes and you can get pity for his character. Lundgren is just a bad actor.