That’s right the latest Starship Troopers: Invasion trailer is has landed and I have it right here for you! Check it out!
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Another Starship Trooper movie. I know this next comment will be highly disagreeable with some sci-fi fans out there, but for me the first movie has to go down as a sci-fi classic. Obviously, it wasn’t as good as Robert Heilein’s novel in which the movie was based, but these things rarely are.
The sequels have been fairly dire…well, the five minutes of the movies I’ve watched before throwing my TV remote at the TV in anger at ruining the memory of one of my favourite sci-fi books and films, however, Starship Troopers looks a little different to me…what do you guys thinK?
First of all, the plot synopsis intrigues me:
Carmen Ibanez, who flew the Rodger Young in the first movie, is now captain of the John A. Warden (the battleship I introduced in previous blogs). Carl Jenkins, now Minister of Paranormal Warfare, takes over the John A. Warden for a deep space experiment – leaving Carmen livid and ship-less. Carl brushes off her vehement objections and disappears with the ship off into the vast nebula. When Carl and the ship go radio-silent, guess who orders a rescue mission? Yep…it’s big-time general/war-hero Johnny Rico.
As our film is set almost 10 years after the first movie, the big 3 are now in their mid-30′s and have somehow kept their relationships intact despite deployments millions of miles apart. You will see their fragile yet strangely resilient relationship evolve in this movie, especially with Rico still a little soft on Carmen…and a familiar uncertainty about whether Carmen still reciprocates those feelings. We definitely paid homage to the original movie (in all sorts of ways), so we can’t wait to see how fans of the original respond to an awesome mix of nostalgia and “franchise update.”
Taken out of the context of the Starhsip Troopers franchise, this is a sci-fi story I’d actually read or watch.
Okay, so I’m sold on the story. Now, let’s see if the trailerr can put me off:
My first thought is: this looks like a fucking video game not a film. My second thought is, I’m still watching and I can’t stop. My third thought is, I wanna see the rest of this movie. I highly doubt it’s going to be as good as the first movie, but it can’t be any worse than the other sequels…can it?
This movie will unsurprisingly go straight to DVD and ya know what? I think I’ll be picking it up…what about you? Please let me know what you think of the movire – or any of the Starship Troopers movie’s – in the comments section below – I’d love to hear fromyou!
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