Monday, January 04, 2010


The Younger Son and I spent some time at Spin Street looking through their used DVDs in search of science fiction films, and he ran across the 1998 film Soldier. Seeing Kurt Russell's name on the cover we figured we couldn't go wrong. We hoped we'd be getting something along the lines of Escape from New York and Escape from L.A., and we were not disappointed. Sean Pertwee is an added bonus. He is our favorite of the actors who play Hugh Beringar in the Cadfael mystery series. Paul Anderson directs.


Moria thinks it was over-budgeted:
Soldier proves a competent-enough run through of all the cliches and had it been made on a smaller, more intimate scale one suspects it might have been a more likeable film. It’s just that on the A-budget it is made on, its cliches collapse into over-inflated pretension
but says, "The film is almost saved by Kurt Russell’s performance."

Critics didn't generally like this movie, but that didn't stop us from enjoying it.


  1. Anonymous9:52 AM

    "...seeing Kurt Russell's name on the cover we figured we couldn't go wrong..."

    An interesting benchmark, I must say.

    79 words.

    A Pal

  2. Hey! I have my standards, and you have yours. ;)