There is a certain element of ridiculousness to just about every movie Kurt Russell makes. If you can handle that, you can handle “Soldier” (1998), in which a trained-from-birth killing machine is discarded for a newer model before ultimately learning – and teaching – a lesson in humanity. But it’s basically just a big ’ol stupid action movie that takes place in the not-too-distant future. (Fashion tip: pack lots of scarves. The weather is always crappy in the not-too-distant future.) If you try real hard, the story is a metaphor for a lot of deep topics. My advice? Don’t try real hard.

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