This week, if you are in the mood for explosions, fighting, and hi-tech weapons, you need to see Soldier. This science fiction film takes place in the future, and features a genetically engineered soldier named Todd played by Kurt Russell. Todd was the team leader for a group of twelve men who were faster, quicker, and stronger than average men. After forty years of unequaled dominance, they are introduced to their replacements; a new “superior” breed of genetically engineered soldiers. As a test, the team leader of the new soldiers named Caine, and three members of his team fought Todd while hanging on chains suspended from the ceiling of the gymnasium. Caine’s team members fall about thirty feet to their deaths, and Todd jumps onto Caine’s back and blinds him in one eye. I know what you all are thinking; I must be one of those genetically engineered, muscle- bound fighting machines who was blinded in a fight while delicately hanging from a chain. (Yeah, you got me.) Anyway, Todd is finally knocked off of his chain, presumed dead, and delivered to and dumped on a garbage planet, where he meets a group of people who were stranded. In the meantime, the new soldiers were coincidentally sent to the same garbage planet for military exercises and begin killing the inhabitants. Todd, of course, wishes to protect his new friends and single handedly begins to annihilate the soldiers. This is a fun movie with more action than a midget wrestling match. I enjoyed it and give it a B rating.
This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.