So Kurt Russell (Big Trouble In Little China) may be doing more family friendly movies…. But back in the day, Kurt Russell was pretty much the best kind of bad-ass!
He has done a ton of great action and science fiction movies, including: The Thing (1982), Big Trouble In Little China (1986) and Escape From New York (1981)!
But there has always been one of his movies that really is a spectacular science fiction film… But for some reason does not get the same kind of recognition that his other films do… And that movie is: Soldier (1998).
Now in some respects Soldier takes a lot of its cues from the, ‘Universal Soldier franchise’… In regard to genetically modified soldiers becoming a problematic fighting force… But unlike Universal Soldier, ‘Solider’ tells the story of a group of soldiers that are basically grown in test tubes and are bread to be the ultimate fighting force!
Well when the next generation of these super soldiers arrive, the previous generation is taken out… And Kurt Russell (who plays the only surviving member of the original super soldier team is left in this junk heap planet.
But when the next-gen team comes back to take out the last of the original super soldiers and wishes to destroy the settlement in this junkyard planet… This super soldier will have one last mission… To save the settlement from his former masters!
Now that is more or less basically what the movie is about… But for some reason it was never really highly praised by the critics, and has only in the last decade or so began to gain a sort of a cult following.
Which is a little weird, because I mean this movie is pretty freaking awesome! Besides the fact that it stars Kurt Russell it also stars a lot of stars from the late 80s early 1990s, including: Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story), Connie Nielsen (The Devil’s Advocate), Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery), Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon) & Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon).
It was directed by legendary filmmaker: Paul W.S. Anderson (Mortal Kombat) and with a great story and amazing special effects this movie was pretty freaking awesome!
For more information on the movie, ’Soldier’, please check out this trailer: