If you are a fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme or Dolph Lundgren, you must have thought that the Universal Soldier 4: Day of Reckoning is a must watch movie, but the truth is, unless you really have got nothing to do and you would not mind watching a movie just to see people get beaten out of the crap, I will not recommend this movie. It's just a marketing gimmick putting Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as the main casts but these two muscle men will have very few screen time.
The fact that this movie is so terrible that even after watching for like the first one hour, I cannot really get the storyline - either I'm too dumb to understand the story, or the movie really don't have a plot. And the most annoying part is whenever one is injected with some kind of drugs, the screen will be like so bright and blinding with annoying sound - though it sort of like gives us the feel of it.
One thing I cannot understand is how come Luc Deveraux suddenly become bad guy - or maybe I missed out the part 3 of the series. And the Universal Soldier program has suddenly become so insane and become some science exploration by the US government, which doesn't make sense at all. I still remember clearly that in part 1, the project has already proven to be successful one, though Luc Deveraux and Andrew Scott have their own free will, but that is because both of them are more motivated than the rest.
Another thing that I cannot understand about the movie is how come the Universal Soldier has suddenly become a cult group, yes, they still cannot die, they are still way stronger than normal human being and they are still like the living dead and move without thinking, of course, except for Luc and John who like have own mind.
You might see a lot of 1st person shooting game scene like when the movie started, and then when John was attacking a group of Unisols in their based. It's like starting with Level 1, following with next level and so on until fight the deputy and finally fighting the boss.
Anyway, the plot is as follows. It started with something like 1st person shooting game where John (Scott Adkins) was brutally assault by few Unisols and his wife and daughter were then murdered in front of him. John then awakens from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible: Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme). While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol named Magnus (Andrei Arlovski). Meanwhile, Deveraux and surviving UniSol Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren) are preparing to battle anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols without government oversight. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them. As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors, he discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true.