Writer: Edward Neumeier
Starring: Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan, Boris Kodjoe, Amanda Donohoe, Marnette Patterson.
Story: The war on the bugs continues and at the front of the fight Johnny Rico (Van Dien) returning from the original. Johnny is in charge of key base when a visit from Sky Marshal Omar Anoke (Hogan) brings back old friends in Captain Lola Beck (Blalock) and General Dix Hauser (Kodjoe). Things take a turn for the worse when the bugs get into the base causing major causalities and Johnny is held responsible and sentenced for death.
On the flight home the Sky Marshal ship is thrown out of warp speed and has to be evacuated leaving Captain Beck, Sky Marshall and four other stranded on a bug planet. Determined to save them Hauser arranges a mission with Johnny and lead to save them using the new Marauder equipment. Can Johnny save the day and help continue the war against the bugs?
Verdict: The third instalment of these movies is easily the second best but also nowhere near the standard of the original. The inclusion of Johnny Rico the lead from the first one is a big plus and this has the feel of the real sequel to the first one. This is the director first feature film but his involvement in the first one and other films from that director has help him understand the almost tongue in check nature of the new articles which give nice break to the action and seriousness of the story. After the second Starship Troopers turned out so bad many people may over look this one but this should be looked at if you were a fan of the original.
Story Mark 8/10 Continues the hunt for victory in the war against the bugs well.
Action Mark 7/10 Mostly tamed down from the original still has some nice scenes.
Character Development Mark 6/10 Not the best but Sky Marshall has a good story unfold.
Special Effects Mark 7/10 Not the best but lower budget had effect on this.
Star Performances: Stephen Hogan as Sky Marshall makes for good viewing through out.
Favourite Character: Sky Marshall as he is a bit over the edge in the head.
Poor Performance: Casper Van Dien just clearly here for the money after his career when down hill.
Least Favourite Character: Holly (Patterson) the character got a bit annoying after a while not saying she did a bad job just sometime when you watch a group of people getting picked off you start feeling when is it her turn.
Best Part: Follows the original start well.
Worst Part: Cheaply made, bigger budget would have deserved a bigger budget
Similar Too – Pitch Black, Starship Troopers
My Rating 72%