Universal Soldier Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross, Jerry Orbach, Leon Rippy, Tico Wells,

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In the Vietnam jungle, soldier Luc learns that his sergeant has run amok and slaughtered a "friendly" village. Luc goes to the scene and finds Sergeant Scott has gone crazy and is menacing a young woman and her boyfriend. Luc tries to intervene, but Scott kills them all. At the last minute, Luc shoots Scott.
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Cut to the 1990s, when an elite group of "universal soldiers", superhuman robotic-type men, go in to save a hostage situation. Two of the soldiers are Scott and Luc, unaged and seemingly unemotional.

A reporter encounters Luc and something about the situation jolts his memories. He begins to remember who he was before his transformation. The reporter is determined to blow the story, but Luc's controllers are determined that she won't. Scott is sent after the fugitive Luc and the reporter, and his own memories begin to reawaken. The scene is set for a showdown at Luc's old home.
The review of this Movie prepared by Sally Odgers

Several young Vietnam soldiers are killed and bagged; years later their bodies are resurrected as part of an experiment to create the perfect soldier with extraordinary strength and the ability to withstand extraordinary injuries; their personalities are lost in the process.

As the soldiers are used in real life situations, the personalities and antagonism between them begin to resurface, as one soldier turns to cruelty and another toward compassion and a desire for justice.

The review of this Movie prepared by Horta

Script Analysis of Universal Soldier

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Given added abilities

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength    -   healing Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)    -   Eastern European


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   bar/restaurant    -   lab    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   upbeat    -   fearful Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs    -   nasty human transformations

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