Sunday, July 18, 2010

A few thoughts on Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

I really like Marauder. When I first heard a new ST's film was coming out I was a bit worried after the shower of shite Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation was.
When it was confirmed that Casper Van Dien was returning as Rico (from the fantastic original) I was sold.
The effects are nowhere near as good as the original film but I still think they are pretty good for a low budget movie.

The story itself is great as well (if not stretching it a tiny bit) and echos the first films lunacy with such things as the blood/gore and the funny Fed Net reports. No doubt because Edward Neumeier put pen to paper.
The character of Gen. Dix Hauser (played by Boris Kodjoe) is a favourite in this as he is the typical extremist with his beliefs and it makes me laugh everytime.
The new bugs are cool all though I'll admit the whole religious theme starts to get a little over the top by the end.
When I first watched it I was reminded of a comic series I had years ago based on ST's. The story involved 3 teenagers on a farm planet that is overrun by bugs and their parents and fellow townsfolk were wiped out. To cut a long story short the power suits were introduced and tested by the runaway teenager who was released from prison (I forget why but his two other friends join the infantry).

Anyone remember this?It was cool to see them used in the films finally but they were very underused.
Anyway, even if you don't like this film you should watch it for Jolene Blalock atleast. Hmmm, Jolene Blalock.

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