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|Contributor||Joseph Chou, Sola Digital Arts, Inc., Shinji Aramaki|
|Runtime||1 hour and 25 minutes|
• Filmmaker Commentary
• “I don’t like funerals.”
• Gag Reel
• The Making of Starship Troopers: Invasion Genesis
• The Making of Starship Troopers: Invasion Archive
• Character Design
• Motion Capture
The Starship Troopers: Invasion DVD comes armed with hours of explosive bonus features, including filmmakers commentary, deleted scenes, and an 11-part Making Of featurette, revealing how the movie was made, using a breakthrough mix of animation, motion capture and compositing.
- Aspect Ratio : 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 80 Grams
- Item model number : 5035822889132
- Director : Shinji Aramaki
- Media Format : PAL, Subtitled
- Run time : 1 hour and 25 minutes
- Release date : 27 Aug. 2012
- Dubbed: : German, French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : German, English, Turkish, French, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Hindi
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Producers : Joseph Chou
- ASIN : B007V34GCW
- Country of origin : Portugal
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 34,032 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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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.
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.
There may have been someything of merit in the second 2/3 - but I doubted it so much that I didn't bother to waste any more time atching it.