Episode 8: Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier

Technically, the next film in Lundgren’s filmography is the cult classic, Showdown in Little Tokyo, however, scheduling conflicts arose, so our Showdown discussion will have to wait until next month.  But not to worry, one of the landmark moments in Dolph Lundgren’s career came in 1992 when he faced off against fellow action star, Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier!  In this violent piece of 1990’s testosterone, Lundgren went back to playing a villain for the second round, and the results are glorious!  Directed by Independence Day’s Roland Emmerich, Universal Soldier gave audiences what Arnold and Sly would not at the time – two action stars in their prime squaring off…  And boy, oh boy, do they square off!  Chris Prentice joins me once again to break this film down at great length.  Was Universal Soldier actually ahead of its time?  Just how groundbreaking was it for the action genre?  Is this Lundgren’s best performance?  And just how badass are those UNISOL suits?  Join us as Chris and I swoon over this film for 2+ hours!

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