Synopsis: With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine. With this "UniSol" (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski) leading the way, they seize the crippled Chernobyl nuclear reactor, threatening to unleash a lethal radioactive cloud. The only one who can stop them is Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a UniSol who's been decommissioned for years. Reactivated and retrained, Deveraux must make a full-out assault on the heavily armed fortress. But inside, he'll discover not one but two of these virtually indestructible warriors. Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), Deveraux's vicious UniSol enemy from the original Universal Soldier, has been secretly reanimated and upgraded. Now, these elite fighters are locked, loaded and programmed to kill; and the fate of millions hinges on this high-action showdown.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Andrei Arlovski, Garry Cooper, Emily Joyce
Directed by: John Hyams
U.S. Rating: R

There was a time when I was a huge fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme films. Yes, I was! I kinda enjoyed also Dolph Lundgren when he played the Russian boxer in Rocky IV, among other good old action films. I even enjoyed the first Universal Soldier, I really did. Those good times and films are history. I can't believe I would watch these two actors playing again in a sequel of this film eighteen years later!

These two actors, especially Jean Claude, are part of those rare cases of actors or actresses that get worse instead of improving with time. Universal Soldier: Regeneration is a vivid prove of this observation. I remember the first time I wrote about the future release of this film. I said that if there was someone perfect for this film, it was Jean Claude Van-Damme, just because he was the lead role in Universal Soldier more than 15 years ago. All the following sequels and films related with this franchise have been awful, extremely bad. I wasn't expecting this new sequel to be different or better than the previous ones, that's why I'm not impressed that it was released directly on DVD and Blu-Ray.

I had the chance to (hardly) watch the film on DVD and I was impressed of how awful these two - once famous - actors played their roles. It was a boring plot with no chemistry or emotions, nothing new and just a couple of good punches or kicks. That was all.

What did I like from this movie?

!. I thought I'd like to watch these two actors again but... I didn't

What did I dislike from this movie?

1. The whole film!

I would rate this movie with a 1/5

What did you like or dislike from this movie? What would you rate this movie?

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