Writer David Peoples is on record stating that his film Soldier is a "sidequel" and/or "spiritual sequel" to his previous film Blade Runner. That's a cheeky tactic to draw in an audience. The movie bares no resemblance aesthetically or thematically and is shot in such a way that it's a stretch to even imagine this is in the same universe. That aside, I really like the movie. Soldier was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and his distinct cinematic style is obvious (other movies of his are Event Horizon, Resident Evil, AVP and Death Race). I like his stuff and like the others, Soldier is a real popcorn flick. In a future world where the military condition soldiers from birth, a new super-soldier is developed and the now-obsolite ones are destroyed. Kurt Russell is one of them and he finds himself dumped on a waste disposal planet where he is taken in by a community of nomads who crash landed over a decade earlier. I like the movie's style and if anything it's just a great sci-fi action piece. Kurt Russell treats his character like a stroll through the park... with an expressionless demeanour and barely any lines, he shoots his way through each scene like a muted Rambo. Blade Runner this AINT... more like Mad Max: Beyond Arcadia 234.