Action-movie ennui sets in early in UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, a lugubrious thriller featuring two of the biggest, beefiest boys of the B cinema.
Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren) are US soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam when the former interferes with the latter's My Lai-style slaughter of a friendly village. Listed as MIA, they are actually flash-frozen and shipped to a top-secret facility where
a team of mad scientists led by Colonel Perry (Ed O'Ross) turn the two, with other select specimens, into bionic supersoldiers known as "Unisols." While helping foil a terrorist takeover of the giant "McKinley Dam" (played in stoic st...