Great movie with many various symbols, and deep characters.
Although some may think this movie is boring, in fact, it has a quite interesting background, which focus on the characters and their individual actions. Also flashbacks or "echoes" add great emphasis to the story.
Why, you ask it is one of the best movies of 1996? Why not, it is action packed with Mario Van Peebles playing the awesome role as Solo, the perfect soldier. The various characters play different essential parts in this movie that make it one of the best movies of the year, despite what others say!