Box Office - 11/01/1999
"...With Goldberg and master martial artist Michael Jai White as super-charged villains, the choreographed action gets up-close and personal..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/23/1999
"...A satisfying seque....'Sleek' is the word for UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN, which moves with such swiftness and ease, its story blending seamlessly into its sci-fi technology and special effects..."
Luc Deveraux (Van Damme) is back! Having retired from his career as a Universal Soldier, he now serves as a technical advisor on a top-secret government project to design a stronger, smarter, generally more universal breed of cyborg soldier. However, SETH -- the supercomputer that controls the soldiers -- taking a cue from HAL, the discontent supercomputer from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, has an agenda of its own, which includes destroying its creators and implementing a reign of terror on humankind. Can the now peaceful Deveraux revert to his old ways and save the human race'
Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), the heroic former Universal Soldier, is about to be thrown into action once again. With the Cold War over and defense budgets slashed, the entire Universal Soldier team is facing elimination, including SETH, the super-computer that controls the ultra-warriors. Knowing that his days are numbered, SETH decides to seek revenge by destroying his creators and implementing a reign of terror on the outside world. Morphing into human form as the quintessential Universal Soldier (Michael Jai White), SETH begins to unleash his wicked plan with the aid of his top soldier (Bill Goldberg). When conventional military strength fails to thwart his efforts, Luc must take charge. As Luc faces SETH and his team of unstoppable soldiers, a battle pitting man against machine and good against evil ensues, offering the kind of high-intensity sci-fi action you've come to expect from Van Damme in a story you won't soon forget.