So trend-setting and brilliant, the written word cannot do this film justice. If you enjoyed such films as Forrest Gump, The Godfather and Ski School 2, you must see this one. Truly epic and wonderful.
The brilliant plot has Jean Claude Van Damme (in a Golden Globe-worthy performance) attempting to quell the powers of a supercomputer named SETH and his Universal Soldier minions. He has the assistance of an integral newspaper reporter, as well as many brilliant military minds. A brief synopsis doesn't do the vibrant screenplay justice. An early exchange between Van Damme and his young daughter:
Girl: "Dad, why did Mom have to die?"
VD: "You just have to have faith that God has his reasons."
Girl: "I miss her."
VD: "I miss her too. Good night."
Van Damme does it right in this one. Knowing some fans come for the action and others just come... to linger on his oiled-up muscles, Jean-Claude does his very best to please us all. Though we don’t get to see his own personal soldier give a salute, we do get to enjoy his accentuated muscles and back. Everyone loves Van Damme, it’s universal.