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Starship Troopers - Invasion

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5.81 h 25 min2012X-Ray15
A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Ales..
Directors
Shinji Aramaki
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Luci ChristianDavid MatrangaJustin Doran
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Science FictionYoung Adult AudienceAction
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English
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David WaldAndrew LoveLeraldo AnzalduaSam RomanEmily NevesMelissa DavisKalob MartinezChris PattonAdam GibbsJovan JacksonCorey HartzogJosh GrelleKarl GlusmanShelley Calene-BlackNoel BurkeenAndy McAvinMichael KeeneyKris Carr
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Joseph Chou
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Sony Pictures
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4.4 out of 5 stars

1088 global ratings

  1. 66% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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FallenGraceReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 December 2014
2.0 out of 5 stars
Some decent action but an otherwise disappointing experience.
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Starship Troopers: Invasion is the fourth movie in the Trooper franchise and the first to be animated just using CGI. I'm a huge fan of the first film and have been nothing but disappointed since and sadly Invasion just continues that trend.

First and formost are the strange changes they made, Carman, Rico and Carl all make appearances but none of them are anything like they should be in either appearance (Carl now has black hair...) or personalities with once again Carl having the biggest change having been made into a complete tool. The troopers armour has also been completely overhauled so they look more like mechsuits which took away quite a lot of the iconic Trooper image which also bothered me a lot, it's either based on the Roughneck TV show armour or as Invasion was made by a Japanese animation studio Stage 6 could reflect that.

The actual story is passable but the way it gets there has quite a few plot holes, bad dialogue and has quite a lot of cringeworthy moments. I mean at one point one of the Troopers takes on a bug using martial arts, it was just painful to watch. This is also the type of film where all three of the main female protagonists were naked within 30 minutes for almost no reason, ridiculous.

This isn't a deep movie either, none of the tongue and cheek satire is there, just all out action and explosions. Some of it is rather exciting to watch though with bullets, bugs, gore, spaceships and explosions all around.

Visually Invasion is a mixed bag. The mechanical side of things it's spot on, the ships, guns and suits all look great. The characters though are another matter, lip syncing is way off as it was obviously made to a Japanese dub and never reanimated for an English voice over. The whole film also has a grainy effect and the colours seem really muted for a lot of it but overall the graphics are of very good quality.

The music has some nice tracks that go with the over the top action, some of which are remixed versions from the original Starship Troopers soundtrack. The voice acting in English however is another matter, feels almost like a dubbed Bruce Lee movie from the 70's.

Overall as a one off watch Invasion was fairly mindless entertainment but it doesn't really add anything to the Starship Trooper universe and they made some bizarre choices I couldn't get over. If you can put that aside, deal with the awkward moments and want some fodder for the brain then give it a go. If not rewatch the original Starship Troopers, even after 16 years it's a brilliant film.

+ Visuals are decent.
+ Action is good.

- Trooper armour and Carl Jenkins are completely wrong.
- Lip Synching is way out.
- Sub Par voice acting.
- Cringeworty in places.
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Elfshopper197Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 March 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Animated action with nudity and colourful language.
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I thought this movie was pretty cool but it has a theme of violence. Although it is completely computer-generated there is male and female nudity within. The language is rough and there is plenty of action throughout. This movie is about fighting off an invasion of alien bugs and it is set in a fictional future. It follows on from the second movie in the franchise and could be seen in conjunction with the animated shows. I would recommend this video to fifteen to eighteen year-olds and over. The main menu is easy to use and there are special features.
StephReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
There are two good Starship Troopers properties
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There are two good Starship Troopers properties; The original book (which is very pro-military, but still an interesting science-fiction world to read about), and the Paul Verhoeven movie, which is an anti-war satire and... just so much fun, I swear to God it's almost as good as Robocop, and definitely as good as Total Recall. I love the Verhoeven movie so much.

Starship Troopers 2 and 3 are pieces of s**t.

Starship Troopers: Invasion, however... this is a new level of bad. The premise is perfectly sound; It's just a reboot of the series, about Space Marines fighting Aliens in a close, confined space. The un-originality doesn't matter though; the fact that it is boring as s**t does matter, though.

You could build an army of clowns out of the fun I have had watching the Verhoeven movie. You could read the book and become smarter thinking about whether or not you agree with its core values. But Starship Troopers: Invasion is about as fun as being eaten, and as intelligent as a butt, without the boon of being useful. Every badly-animated plastic face featured in this movie causes Buzz Lightyear to blow a rape whistle. Every indifferent actor causes an orphan to starve. You could insert this movie into the centre of a birthday cake and please more people. You would make better use of this movie by putting it into the engine of an actual starship, if only to review how long it takes garbage to atomise.

I really did give this movie a chance, and the only thing about it I appreciated about it was how well the disc flew through the air when I threw it out of my window. It makes Starship Troopers 2 look like Evil Dead 2. At least Starship Troopers 2 has a severed head exploding in a microwave. This movie has nothing. This movie has less than nothing; you have literally seen everything in it featured somewhere else before, and better. However, I can't fault the visuals; I really do appreciate the genuine attempt to recreate Nintendo 64 graphics mixed with sick.

I could have had more fun eating this movie than watching it, and it does not deserve your money. Ignore the loathsome front-cover quote, you may as well believe in fairies. Just stick with the book or the original movie.
4 people found this helpful
NickBReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 June 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is great - well it's rubbish really - but it's that great 'engage brain neutral, grab crisp bag, sit back and relax, don't take it seriously, strewth, this is fun' type of rubbish. I loved the original Starship Troopers, (cringed my way through the next two that seemed to completely miss the point that the original was a satire of right wing extremism) and loved this one. The CGI is excellent, the story works well and frankly the acting is better than the two human led sequels. This feels like the logical sequel to the original film. Some nudety and lots of violence so probobly safest to watch it before you let your kids see it. Would you like to know more?
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BobroReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Mind off Popcorn Flick
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It's an animated movie, not as good as the original, but the action is all very good, the story is a bit week and there is no social commentary like the original it's just a mind off popcorn flick.
Mr. M. ScuttReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 May 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
I give it 5 out of 10 ..............
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Worth a watch .... Cgi was ok not really up to avatar level. Casper looked roughly like himself but the other two ........ ....?.? ....... They nicked a few bits from the aliens movie ....... But then aliens ripped quite a bit from the original books!
I'm a big fan of the first film and they haven't got close yet , but for the price it's an ok.

Go in not expecting too much and you will probably enjoy.
My copy will do the rounds of my brothers and pub buddies.

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Adam G.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 February 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Awful animated series change
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Hideous way to ruin a perfectly good sci-fi series. Went for real acting to animated series and was awful!!!!
ED-SHOTReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really enjoyable film.
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Always amazes me how much creative work goes into these CGI movies to make such first rate films.
Really enjoyed watching this episode of the Series, would recommend to anyone who enjoys the state of the art CGI format.
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