Number 1000!!! Friday, October 28th - Larry H. publishes his one thousandth movie review 1997-2020
  
Soldier
Released:  October 23, 1998
I took a chance on this movie. It started at 12:10 pm at Loew's which is my ideal time to go to my Friday afternoon flick. 98 minutes is also viewer friendly. If you liked "Rambo" and/or "Terminator" then this is a must see. Kurt Russell is the star as Todd the Soldier that acts in almost robotic fashion to carry out his orders of war and destruction. He has been programmed to be a fighting machine since birth and he can kill you a hundred different ways - with his hands and feet. Not to mention some Terminator-type weapons. Kurt bulked up for this role and looks great a la Stallone muscles and veins sticking out with a glare of Swartzenegger. His total dialogue is 25-50 words. On the left side of Todd's face are tattoos: TODD O POS 3465. All of the soldiers have such markings. On the right side of his face beginning above his eye is an impressive scar that healed badly.

Mid 21st century and Todd is in his early 40's. Oops, now we have a new brand of soldier and Todd and his boys are "replaced by better soldiers." Todd was not only replaced, he was left for dead after Caine 607 beat the crap out of him. Caine 607 was the result of improved DNA engineering, so the older out-of-date soldiers were expendable. Appropriately, Todd and some other dead soldiers are dropped off in a space junkyard located on Arcadia Waste Disposal Planet. This planet was supposed to be uninhabited, but come to find out there were some refugees living a cave-like existence that had formed a "community" in order to survive. Loving-type people that did not trust the soldier who mysteriously shows up. These people have the normal emotions of love and fear, but Todd does not fit in because he only feels "fear and discipline." Ok, you get the idea - there is a big fight between the good guys and the bad guys and guess who wins! Interesting note: some people are now saying that my body favors Kurt Russell's.

We are both in our 40's; it could happen. Rock 'n Roll.

Grade 86. Larry H.
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