Overall Rank: 31798
Average Rating: 1.8/4
# of Ratings: 16
Theatrical Release Date: 08/05/2008
Genre: Action, Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Edward Neumeier
Actors: Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan, Boris Kodjoe, Amanda Donohoe, Marnette Patterson
Plot: A federation starship crashlands on the distant planet OM-1. Johnny Rico, hero of the first bug invasion of Planet P, and his troops must defend the planet and lead a daring rescue mission against the bug forces. -- GOD_NOtLIKELY
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danand82 - wrote on 09/24/2008
Retains some of the worthy satire of the original and is a better than the second in the series but is sadly lacking in every technical department that matters. For a film with a 20 million dollar budget the CG effects are laughable, resembling a 90's video game more than anything else. Worth a look for curiosities sake. If nothing else it makes you wish Verhoeven was still making films.
Josh C - wrote on 09/22/2008
This movie was clearly not as good as the first one, but it still had some decent action and some humorous news broadcasts that made the first one great. Some of the acting and dialog was absolutely horrible. I wouldn't be sad if Marnette Patterson was never in another movie again. She was far too annoying to have any role in anything that isn't on WB (or whatever they call it now). Asides, from her terrible acting, Casper Van Dien played Johnny Rico again, and wasn't too bad. I would have liked a bit more action, and less trying to make it an interesting plot. Anyone that is seeing this movie isn't seeing it because they expect the story to stand out, they just expect some laughs and some bug death.
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Myviewing - wrote on 12/01/2009
In 1997, Paul Verhoeven released a true blood fest that glorified the idea of humanity vs. the giant space bugs. This title was known as Starship Troopers, an adaptation of the Robert A. Heinlein novel of the same name. For its time, the special effects were very well done, the "in your face" baditude gave a new insight of total militarism, and even though the story didn't have a great deal of depth behind it, it made up for that by simply being a fun night to watch two hours of humans getting torn limb from limb and exploding bugs and death experiences in the worst possible ways. The film even for its time was far from Oscar-worthy material, but Dwen Gleiberman best sums it up when he said, "it's ground zero fro a new generation of thrill seekers!". It spawned two direct to DVD sequels, …
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