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Retrograde (2004)

by  |  December 7th, 2011  |  Sci Fi

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alt=”” width=”295″ height=”400″ />When I was younger one of the movies that I really liked was the movie, Universal Soldier (1992). Now there is many reasons that Universal Soldier was and still is a true classic as far as Sci Fi/Action movies go, but in this case I thought that I would mention the role that Dolph Lundgren played in that movie.

In Unversal Soldier, Lundrgen first plays a soldier that is killed in Vietnam and then is brought back to life as the villain to Van Damme who had also died in Vietnam and then was brought back in the early 90s…

Since seeing this movie, I have since been a huge fan of Mr. Lundgren’s work, and what with also being a huge fan of the B-Movie underdog, that is why I found Retrograde so fascinating!

Written by: Gianluca Curti (Cattive Inclinazioni), Tom Reeve (George And The Dragon) & Directed by: Christopher Kulikowski (Pluripotent). Starring: Dolph Lundgren (The Punisher), Silvia De Santis (Love’s Brother), Joe Montana (Gladiatress), Gary Daniels (Diamond Cut Diamond), Joe Sagal (Lost Treasure) and Ken Samuels (Michel Vaillant).

200 years in the future, mankind will have been put on the endangered species list due to a virus that had been found in some meteor fragments in the arctic during the year 2004…

Now in this future, the only people that are sure to survive are those that have been genetically engineered to survive despite the contamination… The governments of this future Earth decide as a last ditch measure to save the human race is to send a group of these genetically altered humans back in time and destroy the fragments at the point of their discovery!

Captain John Foster (Lundgren), along with some of his crew, when he is still in the future!

This point being in the year 2004, when an arctic research vessel by the name of, ‘Nathaniel Palmer’ goes and picks up these infected asteroid fragments… Now it turns out that these fragments were dug up anyway by the rough landing of the ship that came from the future in an effort to stop the Nathaniel Palmer from picking up Asteroid fragments!

Now the reason for this rough landing is that a Soldier by the name of Dalton (Montana) who has a different objective then what the mission is about, decides to hold a mutiny with a majority of the ships crew…

So now it is up to the Captain of this mission back in time, Captain John Foster (Lundgren), to put down this mutiny, and destroy these fragments before they contaminate the world, and bring about the deadly future that Captain Foster and his crew came from!

An infected member of the crew of the, 'Nathaniel Palme.'

Now what I like about this movie and what I do think makes this an incredible B Movie is a couple of things:

1. Besides Dolph Lundgren, I thought the rest of the cast and crew did a great job in telling this story!

2. I also thought for such a low brow science fiction film that the special effects were amazing.

3. I thought that you guys might find this interesting but Dolph Lundgren who as mentioned above, starred with Jean-Claude Van Damme (Time Cop) in Universal Soldier… Well it turns out that actor Joe Montana has now worked with both Van Damme and Lundgren. Mr. Montana played the role of, ‘Julot’ in the movie, Legionnaire (1998) with Van Damme, and in this movie with Lundgren!

With all of this in mind folks, if your looking for a fun Time Travel based Science Fiction movie, then this one is certainly a good one that you guys might enjoy!


Nathan Strack

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I am a huge Horror/B-Movie/Grindhouse movie fan! Rather it be Writing/Acting/Directing or just watching one I love it all!

Silent Rage (1982)
THX 1138 (1971)
Zone Troopers (1985)

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