Starship Troopers 3: MarauderJuly 19, 2008
Johnny Rico is called back into action to defeat the bugs.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 4.5/10 (11,591 voted)
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan
The war against the Bugs continues! A Federation Starship crash-lands on the distant Alien planet OM-1, stranding beloved leader Sky Marshal Anoke and several others, including comely but tough pilot Lola Beck. It's up to Colonel/General Johnny Rico, reluctant hero of the original Bug Invasion on Planet P, to lead a team of Troopers on a daring rescue mission.
Casper Van Dien
Colonel Johnny Rico
Captain Lola Beck
Sky Marshal Omar Anoke
Gen. Dix Hauser
Admiral Enolo Phid
Chief Bull Brittles
Lt. Link Manion
Pvt. Slug Skinner
Lt. A. Danner
Tanya van Graan
Sgt. A. Sunday
Sgt. M. Hightower
Sgt. J. Kirby
(as Nicole Tupper)
It's a Good day to Fry
Release Date: 19 July 2008
Filming Locations: South Africa
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: ¥10,366,176
(20 July 2008)
(21 September 2008)
Did You Know?
The Marauder armored combat suits and the "Q-Bomb" (originally called the "Nova Bomb") are the main elements drawn from Robert Heinlein's original novel in this film. Many fans were disappointed that the former did not appear in the first Starship Troopers film.
When the Marauder team is stripping down in preparation for the BioScans, Lt. Link Manion removes her shirt twice.
Across the federation, federation experts agree that: A: God exists, B: He's on our side, C: He wants us to win.
Not bad at all…heavily flawed though
It was refreshing to see they reclaimed much of what made the first
movie great when making Marauder. The filmmakers tried to copy the
'style' of the first movie, and in some aspects they succeeded. In
others however, they failed miserably. Nevertheless, I think they put a
lot of effort into the movie this time. For example, the federation
broadcasts of the first movie were fantastic because they carried a lot
of atmosphere and had so much subtle irony included. In the third
movie, I think they overshot the mark a bit. There are a lot of
broadcasts and they do a good job helping to create the film's
atmosphere, but they are so openly ironic and sometimes it's almost
comedy. One would think the officials are crazy to actually air that
(Strongly in contrary to the first movie's broadcasts).
The story is not too bad. If you are willing to overlook some flaws you
might find to like it. They even implemented a plot twist, which
however was not very surprising at all. What I really could not stand
was the needlessly exaggerated part about religion.
The cast is OK, but I think the filmmakers should have brought more old
characters. It was nice to see Rico again; however it seemed the main
characters were actually Lola and Dix instead of him. Dix's character
also acts unreasonable on several occasions. And I found that the cast
for the sky marshal was good, he has some charisma.
CGI effects are not very impressive. The bugs seem slightly worse
animated than in 1997. So do explosions and the settings. The space
ships and broadcasts look nice though.
Music is very average. Aside from the great song in the first broadcast
there are no themes that would grab your attention. You would expect
much much more of Klaus Badelt after his Pirates of the Caribbean
score. Maybe he should have oriented his work more on the fantastic
score of Basil Poledouris from the first movie. There is perhaps just
one tiny little moment towards the end, where you would notice the
music as great support for the scene. But once you notice it, its
Writing this review I feel that there is actually not much positive to
say in detail. But the composition of all these clearly average
components is slightly better, because the atmosphere was right. It can
be seen that this is in fact a Starship Troopers movie and not only
shares the same name, as the second one did.