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Starship Troopers 3!!

Posted: Wed, 27th Feb 2008, 4:51pm

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Starship Troopers was an absolute classic of the '90s, with Paul Verhoeven delivering a brilliant mixture of brainless action movie and sly political satire, mixed in with some of the decade's best visual effects.

Now we have the brilliantly cheesey trailer for Starship Troopers 3: MARAUDER (from now on it must always be written in caps). Whether anybody actually wants to see ST3 remains to be seen, but it's got Casper Van Dien and Jolene Blalock in it, so it's already classier than ST2.

It still doesn't look particularly good, mind you, but it's always good to see Johnny Rico shouting things at marines!
Posted: Wed, 27th Feb 2008, 10:50pm

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Must be a slow news day here at FXHome.
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 1:29am

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That looked fake for the most part considering it's the year 2008. The bugs really didn't look fake to me in the first one but this kinda looked like a B movie. I'll watch it though. Looks cool.
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 3:44am

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Wow. Why would sony finance another sequel after such an absolutely terrible 2nd movie? The first one was amazing. A cult classic! But now this? From the trailer it looks like everything was shot in one day on a green screen and then composited together with simple background plates and CGI bugs that belong in a movie from 1994.
When I saw the news I was hoping for another awesome big budget movie, but this looks like something you could make yourself with an HDV camera and $10,000. WTF... they are only going to lose money on this.
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 9:35am

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BlueSmudge wrote:

but this looks like something you could make yourself with an HDV camera and $10,000. WTF... they are only going to lose money on this.
Hay I did!!!!


I think they have killed it now sad
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 9:38am

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Aculag wrote:

Must be a slow news day here at FXHome.
But...but...it's Johnny Rico! And he says, kill 'em all!

Plus, you seem to have totally overlooked the fact that there's a character called Dix Hauser in the film! Do you have no soul, Aculag?

What's curious is that the Starship Troopers franchise was taken down the crappy straight-to-DVD route at all. After the classic first film and a really good animated series, it's since been served by super crappy computer games and cheap sequels.

How did the original film perform at the box office? I seem to recall at the time a lot of people totally failing to detect the satirical aspects. It seemed to go completely over the heads of most people.
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 10:33am

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Tarn wrote:

How did the original film perform at the box office? I seem to recall at the time a lot of people totally failing to detect the satirical aspects. It seemed to go completely over the heads of most people.
Yes... satirical aspects... Everyone here knew that... right... except me...
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 4:07pm

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Written and Directed by Edward Neumeier.

Who previously wrote the second film, and Anaconda's 2.


Also, from the look of it, they're shooting this on mid-range HD cameras, with a fairly untalented DP.




But it's got casper van dein!"
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 4:13pm

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Edward Neumeier is a bit of a conundrum. He wrote the excellent Robocop and Starship Troopers, both of which seem to be quite clever and insightful scripts. Yet whenever he's not worked with Paul Verhoeven it's all gone a bit wrong....it makes you wonder how much of Robocop and ST was Verhoeven, and how much was Neumeier....
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 5:11pm

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"Bug Hole" ... "Nuke It!"

I love it and hope it is as good as the first - bring it on.
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 7:11pm

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I really love the first one, I buyed it uncut on DVD from the netherlands (hey, here in germany everything's a little bit custom smile )

In my eyes, there's no part 2 of it. So, I hope the "new" sequel is good as the first rockin' one!

Regards,
Lucas
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 9:41pm

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Yeah, but the budget has been crazy slashed. The first had a budget of $95M and second had a meesly $9M and the third is only a little better with a $20M budget.

Fingers crossed.
Posted: Thu, 28th Feb 2008, 10:06pm

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The first film was quite good, have not seen the 2nd film, but if any of you want to really find out what the film is trying to say, read the book.

I can't remember the author, but it is called Starship troopers. It is one of the best books I’ve read. Written in the 50's or 60's, I can't remember. Chapter 8 is so insightful. It explains why we have so many youths are getting into trouble with the law nowadays. When it was written when there were not, so many problems as there are now. It's amazing how the author could see it all happening.

Be warned though, that in the book, the bug fighting comes in about the last 1/4 or so. The rest is while they are all training. Also Diz is a man in the book.
Posted: Fri, 29th Feb 2008, 1:07pm

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I remember at the end of the pilot there was a Stage6 logo. Isn't that a Divx movie site? Does that mean that this movie will be available for download? Just curious...
Posted: Fri, 29th Feb 2008, 3:59pm

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Junuc Kleen wrote:


I can't remember the author
Robert A. Heinlein wink

Regards,
Lucas
Posted: Wed, 29th Oct 2008, 9:03am

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So has anyone actually seen this?

It came out on DVD literally 2 days after I left Canada and haven't been able to find a copy here yet. sad

i also own the second one...and it was....it was....i don't even know what to say. it just...was, i guess.

i dont hope for #3 to even be half as good as the original, but rather more of a class reunion, 10 (well 11) years after.

but yeah, the bugs in '97 still look real to me today whenever i watch the film.

it just...worked. im curious to know how it did at the box office too. i know i couldn't see it because it was given a hard R rating (i miss those) and waited till DVD!
Posted: Wed, 29th Oct 2008, 3:04pm

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I've seen it. It's better then the 2nd one, but it's still an obviously dubious b-grade Movie with some fun ideas, but some really odd execution here and there. Worth to check out only to see 3 different director on 3 different budgets basically do the same thing. smile

But it's by no means a good movie, really.