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Is Starship Troopers 3 good?

StarshipTroopers.jpgAn interview online with one of the stars of Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (not Starshop Trippers as I first typed) suggests that the film might be returning to the strength of the first, something that's backed up by one of the stars also from the first film, Casper Van Dien.

According to Stelio Savante who plays Bull Brittles in the film, it is...

“...a very well written satirical commentary in the form of a sci-fi action movie that captivates you and that's not easy to pull off but Ed (Neumeier) did it brilliantly.”

That comment comes from StarshipTroopers3.net through Moviehole who also have an inside word from Casper Van Dien, star of the first Starship Troopers and also of this third outing, that despite the small budget it's looking amazing.

So two positive comments, and then you've got to look at who is behind it. Edward Neumeier is the Writer and Director of Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. He co-wrote the original RoboCop and also wrote the screenplay for Starship Troopers, so the chance is there to continue the same feel for the series.

Still, this is his first real outing as Director, and the budget is quite small. Then there's the cast which includes a couple of names such as Amanda Donohoe, Jolene Blalock, and of course the return of Van Dien.

Could this actually return to the glory of the first film? I do mean that in all seriousness, I thought the first film was great, however even with this line up I'm not so sure it will do as well as the first, we'll have to wait and see.



I highly doubt this will be a return to form. The first one boasted a massive scale with an equally subversive bent. It was that particular glossy/subversive mixture which makes it a classic.


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