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Quest - (1984 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086162/

A group of people grow old and die in eight days (somehow), and have been sending people on a quest to open a distant doorway which will (somehow) return a normal timeline to them.

This is a science fiction 1980s movie in the same sense as Dune - (1984 movie) is; it's confusing when it's not abstract and thoroughly old-looking.

  • Note that it itself says it's 1983 even though IMDB says it's 1984.



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The Midnight Sky - (2020 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10539608/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80244645

An alternate Earth is discovered somehow, and for unknown reasons the mission to explore it comes back to a ruined Earth.

The writing is just terrible; I don't know what the fuck they were thinking with the plot or the world-building.



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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1634106/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/bloodshot

A person is programmed to perniciously perish it's programmer's programming partners.

Meh.



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Volition - (2019 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6385952/
http://volitionthemovie.com/

A man afflicted with precognition thinks that injecting gallium will help him save the people he loves likes.

Movies like this lean very heavily on acting and subtleties of storytelling which this movie simply lacks in enough intensity to make it stand out from a student's short film. This is a hard pass even for people who like these basic ideas.



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Universal Soldier - Day of Reckoning - (2012 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1659343/

A weak man's family gets killed but a strong man seeks revenge.

It makes zero sense so many times throughout the movie. It's also not proper within any of the universes of the previous movies. If you do or if you don't like the previous movies in this series, pass on this.

  • Seizure warning



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Universal Soldier - Regeneration - (2009 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1288403/

When super-soldier technology is discovered in the hands of terrorists, a former super-solder is brought back into service.

Decent!

  • Properly titled Universal Soldier: Regeneration



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Universal Soldier - The Return - (1999 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0176269/
was unisolthereturn.com

A previously-failed super-soldier program doesn't actually get buried after all, and everyone regrets that when its maintainers try to take over.

It's too heavy on the music, but it's generally okay.

  • Properly titled Universal Soldier: The Return



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