Given the way properties are rehashed in Hollywood, it’s not a stretch to have expected the Universal Soldier
franchise to last this long, but no one could have guessed that it would have such a resurgence 20 years after the first film’s release. The credit, no doubt, should go to director John Hyams (son of director/cinematographer Peter Hyams), who created one of the best direct-to-DVD action flicks of recent years with 2009’s Universal Soldier: Regeneration
. The helmer returns for Day of Reckoning
, and while it’s a step down from its predecessor, the film still features some knockout fights delivered with bravura in front of and behind the cam...