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Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)

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A black op has gone terribly wrong. Now, Captain Carmen Ibanez and a hardcore trooper famed as Major Henry "Hero" Varro must lead a team of battle-weary troopers to find the missing ship and discover what went wrong.

Director:

Shinji Aramaki

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Robert A. Heinlein (based on the novel by), Flint Dille (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luci Christian ... Carmen Ibanez (voice)
David Matranga ... Johnny Rico (voice)
Justin Doran Justin Doran ... Carl Jenkins (voice)
David Wald ... Hero (voice)
Andrew Love Andrew Love ... Bugspray (voice)
Leraldo Anzaldua ... Ratzass (voice)
Sam Roman ... Daugherty (voice)
Emily Neves ... Trig (voice)
Melissa Davis ... Ice Blonde (voice)
Kalob Martinez Kalob Martinez ... Holyman (voice)
Chris Patton ... Kharon (voice)
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ... Shock Jock (voice)
Jovan Jackson Jovan Jackson ... Mech (voice)
Corey Hartzog Corey Hartzog ... Chase (voice)
Josh Grelle ... Chow (voice)
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Storyline

On an asteroid, the Terran Federation's Fort Casey is on top of a bug hive. The Starship Alesia begins to deploy its troops to seize and control the hanger and rescue any survivors. 'Alpha' team landed without much resistance from the bugs, after they rendezvous with what's left of Fort Casey's troopers, LTA Daugherty then decided to hold till the John A. Warden evacuates while the Alesia stands by for immediate evacuation. Written by Iztari

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Everyone Fights. No One Quits. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Starship Troopers: Invasion See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,425
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

This film is intended to be a direct sequel to the first film, and ignores the events of Starship Troopers 2 & 3. See more »

Goofs

Early in when Daugherty is looking at Hero's service record on the terminal it shows his birthplace as Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn is misspelled Brooklin. See more »

Quotes

Carmen Ibanez: How did the cannons fire? And why target our own ship?
Hero: Jenkins tried to warn us.
Carmen Ibanez: Carl is alive?
Hero: Locked himself in a bug cage.
Carmen Ibanez: And you're just now telling me this?
Hero: Look, captain, if you're ready for a full debriefing, I'm all for it.
Bugspray: Hero.
Hero: Jenkins found a queen on Fort Casey. He ordered us to capture it alive.
Carmen Ibanez: What the...?
Ratzass: Tell her the rest, major.
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Klendathu Drop
Written by Basil Poledouris
Performed by Tetsuya Takahashi
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Way better than ST2 and ST3, though still have distance to ST1
16 August 2012 | by daozhongbuerSee all my reviews

I've been quite against of watching any new ST movies in recent years, because both ST2 and ST3 are really unsatisfactory for me. However after watching this movie, I have the feeling the ST movies have started going back to the right track.

Firstly, the movie has found the right audience. It's a movie for a simple story, a small incidence in the ST universe, not for deep philosophy. However, you have to admit that if the story writer can really put a little bit of philosophical ideas from the original novel into conversations and the environment around characters, just like the ST1 did, this new movie will be on a new level. And that's why ST1 is always way ahead of other ST movies. For the story, I give 7/10, with 3 marks off for the absence of in-depth philosophical ideas.

And then, I like the design of weapons and ships and many tiny concept things. This includes very careful design of a fleet of starships that follows the style of ST1. Other things like the suit of mobile infantry. Weapon designs. Airdrop of mechanized MI. Main guns of the space station. I should say I have seen the shadows of the original novel, and you can tell the designer have really put a lot of effort to making these things look comfortable, and surely it's just very fun to watch how these men's stuffs to work in the movie. For the artistic design, I give 9/10, with one mark off for the illogical uselessness of the protection ability of the MI armor.

In terms of the characters, everybody is poker-face. There is no room for showing the personality. There is also not enough conflict between characters as well. A good movie has to have conflict between characters, that's why Alien and Star Wars is epic. I can only give this part 5/10.

Therefore, if you are looking for a simple, straight forward movie, with cool graphic and awesome boy stuff. You should watch this movie. If you want to see some philosophical content, then you better wait for the next ST movie, not this one.


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