Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: David Webb Peoples
Cast: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen, Sean Pertwee, Jared Thorne, Taylor Thorne
Raised to kill mercilessly, living only for battle, Sergeant Todd (Kurt Russell) finds himself at the twilight of his career (and so-called life) when a regiment of genetically enhanced warriors threatens to make his brand of soldiering obsolete. Despite his extensive skills, he is no match for the new order. Ultimately, he’s left for dead on a planet that serves only as a junk heap.
There he encounters a ragtag group of castaways and slowly begins to learn how to be less a killer and more a human. All is disrupted, though, when the genetic regiment arrives on the trash planet and decides to eradicate the local human “trespassers.” Though Todd had been over-matched before, this time he has more than ever to fight for – a home.
Rubrick: “I think we have to assume that the missing men are down.”
Church: “Well, maybe you shoulda made them smart instead of fast.”