There's an interesting review of this film:
It's funny in places and makes some good points about some of the things which are wrong with the film.
However, I don't think the guy that does the review properly understands the film because he keeps complaining about it being an action film where nothing happens and not knowing who the heroes and villains are.
Universal Soldier is confusing but it is clearly NOT an action film, the fact there is no action kind of proves that.
It's really a melodrama, just not a very good one.
In any case, the review is well worth watching.
I shouldn't really be recommending this review because I know first hand that the guy that wrote it lacks manners as well as the ability to understand a film but I suppose that's another story...