Crash landing on an alien planet the Federation survivors find themselves stranded. With Sky Marshal Anoke, pilot Lola, and Col. Johnny Rico and others the group finds themselves once again battling hordes of vicious insects.
Casper Van Dien (Col. Johnny Rico), Jolene Blalock (Lola), Stephen Hogan (Anoke), Boris Kodjoe (Dix Hauser), Amanda Donohoe (Enolo Phid), Marnette Patterson (Holly), Danny Keogh (Wiggs), Stelio Savante (Brittles).
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder starts off corny and devolves from there. Bad acting? Check. Bad CGI? Check. Weak, unimaginative plot? Check. It is almost as if they forgot what comprises a movie with this one, and thought CGI would take care of everything. The film never really develops much energy, even during intense fighting and action scenes. The film finally ends with a sputter for which we simultaneously give thanks and wonder why we stuck around so long.
Acting was seriously lacking in this one. Van Dien overacts his part into ridiculousness almost dropping us into B-movie territory. Blalock apparently thought Van Dien knew what he was doing so she did the same. Hogan was a bit better bringing some weirdness to his role, while Kodjoe was actually somewhat entertaining.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds felt weak and unimaginative throughout the film. CGI effects were largely overdone and felt almost animated. Dialogue was lame mixed with corny. Sound was decent while the soundtrack felt completely elementary.
Overall Starship Troopers 3: Marauder earns a pass unless you are the most die-hard of sci-fi addicts or seriously in love with this franchise. The film lacked energy, depth, and imagination and is not good for much more than a Sunday afternoon nap.
With some adult activities, foul language, violence and gore, save this for older teens and above.
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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