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If I had to describe this film in one phrase it would be "well-executed". The special effects, the action scenes, the formulaic plot, the cinematography, everything. It definitely comes off as a pastiche of sci-fi action films. That being said, if you're a fan of action sci-fi that isn't too cerebral then you'll probably enjoy Soldier. I think the problem arises when you compare soldier to Anderson's other work, including the tangentially related Blade Runner. My only qualm is the squandering of Kurt Russell's lines. He speaks a total of 104 words and only about 10% are worth hearing. You'd think they'd make better use of them.
Overall a fun film.
For all it's flaws, Kurt Russell's performance as a completely emotionless man was surprisingly endearing.
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