What’s up, Contenders? Terry Malloy here reporting live from the Waterfront.
The folks over at Coming Soon.net pointed me over to a new trailer for UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING, which is being released by Magnet.
I’ve let you all know before that I’m actually a bigger fan of the latest UNISOL film, REGENERATION, than I am of the original film. So I’m quite excited to see what director John Hyams has in store for us in this latest iteration. Sure, it seems like SO much of the original mythology from the first film is gone. But, to be honest, this franchise lost almost all of its steam before inexplicably gaining new life under the watchful eye of Hyams. So, I’m okay with doing away with the Vietnam flashbacks, or the requirement that the UniSols remain refridgerated or they shut down. Hyams seems to be taking these characters on very unexpected journeys and I’m all for something unique to come out of a longstanding franchise.
What do you think?
My favorite aspect of this new trailer is the insane looking close quarters gunplay going on. Even though I just spent a whole paragraph above talking about the characters and their interesting departures from earlier films, we all just really want the action scenes to kick ass. And if the stuff we see in this trailer isn’t ALL the good stuff, then maybe Hyams will manage to offer a sequel on par with his last outing! Here’s to hoping.
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING will be available On Demand Oct. 25th, and in theaters Nov. 30th.
And I’m Out.
Terry Malloy AKA Ed Travis