Because No One Demanded it – Starship Troopers 3

I guess I must be under a rock. I dont recall there being a Starship Troopers 2!

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“Looks like – fingers crossed – Sony is moving forward”, Neumeier, who will write & direct the film, tells Moviehole. “Plans are afoot to shoot next year. Casper Van Dien will be back as Colonel John Rico. There’ll be a new bug or two. Also draft riots. Religion makes a comeback. And the Federation has a new weapon.”

As silly as it was, I have to say I liked Starship Troopers. Sure it had NOTHING to do with the book, and it was more a movie about some friends facing their own very different futures than it was an action futuristic war movie.

I don’t really get it. I honestly liked the first movie, and like most movies that they make sequels out of, I dont see why they made more. From the trailers for this movie that I was able to find online Starship Troopers 2 was barely a hair’s width higher quality than a fanfilm. No wonder it was direct to video (hense me not knowing it existed). And none of the original cast is in part 2.

So to see a Starship Troopers 3 is either redemption for part 2, or its just going to be another layer of crap on the feces cake that this sequel appears to be. At least they are bringing back Rico. Maybe we will see Doogie Howser too!

Has anyone seen Starship Troopers 2? Is it as bad as the trailers imply?

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20 thoughts on “Because No One Demanded it – Starship Troopers 3

  1. I wish they would have taken the money they used to make SST 2 & 3 and remade the first one. I’m a big fan of the original, but would have loved for it to be more like the book.

  2. i hated the tv series. but i desperatly want to see them using the tatics and gear described in the books onthe big screen.

    lol, beyond that i don’t really give a fuck as long as things die and i see tits.

  3. i enjoyed the first movie, a lot better than expected. i liked the whole war propoganda videoes they would show…has anybody seen the 3d animated tv series….now that was good

  4. Starship Troopers 2 was absolute crap. It was mostly at night so you couldn’t tell how bad the effects were. The guns had…wait for it…flashing lights at the end of them to try an simulate laser fire. The ONLY good part was seeing some gratuitus nudity from that blonde chick (Kimber) from Nip Tuck.

    Worth watching? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

    There was actually one original cast member that returned. Denise Richard’s captain that died on the ship returned as a cigar smoking field general and totally ruined what little acting performance she had in the first one.

    Worth Watching? Depends on if you watch Nip Tuck and want to see her naked.

    Worth Buying? Pretend it just didn’t happen and call this next one Starship Troopers 2.

  5. I kinda liked the first one beyond the “Do you want to know more” crap.

    Saw bits of the second on sci fi, but it didn’t hook me.

    I really wish they’d actually make the book into a movie though… that book is amazing. And if they keep the redheaded naked chick from the first go around, that wouldn’t hurt either.

  6. loved the book.

    really really liked the first movie…it was fun, sci fi adventure…but att he same time it was vry clear that they were ina war zone and no punches were pulled, even if the premise was far fetched.

    i liked the second, just because it was fun and that one character they found trapepd int he base was sooooo bad ass.

    i will definitly watch the third. even if all i get is more shots of people being dimemebered by giant bugs, it will be worth the price of admission/rental.

  7. Truly one of the worst movies, especially when the first one was so unexpectedly good. It was crap, and a cheap shot. One thing that really pisses me off is when you see that the movie will only go in one direction, I mean I knew I was doomed once I saw that they were trapped on the planet, but not only that, trapped in a low budget bunker for the entire movie. It took a piece of my life this movie, I’ll never get that back….yes the nude scene helped….

  8. Hey, I must be the only one that enjoyed SST2.

    I was expecting an awful movie, so I was pleasantly suprised. I also liked the non-hollywood, ironic ending.

    It’s not a good movie, but I enjoyed it, especially in light of me desperately wanting to see another movie based on the SST universe.

    I have seen worse sequels than this.

  9. SST1 was a well made, funny, action packed enjoyable very very watchable film – it was like watching a comic book in action, when I first saw it I thought what a great film.

    SST2…… My friend had it on DVD, It is the most awful attempt at a sequal I have witnessed in my life… think comparing robocop 1 with the kiddies TV series and you have a loose comparrison. It is terrible, its a film I will never watch again.

    SS3 if done correctly does still have potential, the first was such a fun film that I can only hope this one gets some kind of respect given to it, if there taking on the project we can only hope to assume they do give it some kind of proper looking at.
    Its a big risk imo seeing as anyone that has actually seen the second flick will be pretty uninspired by the thoughts of a third so there going to have to do somthing good with it

  10. ST1 was indeed a great guilty pleasure film. ST2 was ass. It had NONE of the same tone of the 1st film. They kind of went the more “horror” rather then sci-fi route. Think more Aliens or Pitch Black rather than Star Trek or Lost in Space. Which would have been OK if it didnt SUCK. It had a budget of like 6 bucks and i think it was all filmed on the same set. I VERY eagerly bought it, hoping for maybe a glimmer of the 1st film and boy was i disappointed…

  11. Actually, I saw ‘Troopers 2’ and I would have liked it more, but often times it seems directors are hell bent on screwing up a movie with stupid lines/scenes that serve no purpose other than to diminish the good qualities the movie has.

    It was OK…cut a few scenes and it’s better than a “B” movie.

    Ironically, the whole thing behind the ‘discredited war-hero’ plot parallels the ‘Gears of War’ character known as “Fenix”.

  12. You know…I always loved SST. I think I was around 15 or 16 when it came out in theatres and I absolutely fell in love…of course the co-ed shower scene had nothing to do with it…”cough, cough.” But I still loved the action and the plot and the acting was actually half ways decent. It is interesting they are going to bring back Van Dien. But without P. Verhoven…I think this one is going to shit like the second one did.

  13. I didnt say all direct to video was horrible, just that if the movie had some redeeming quality (like the fact that no one cares its being made) then they might put it in theatres.

    I cant name any direct to video titles that were good off the top of my head, but I am sure there are some enjoyable projects that for one reason or another didnt make it to the silver screen.

  14. Originally, according to the AC by FX wizard/director Denis Muren, the character played by Clancy Brown was supposed to return in 2. Due to conflicts in schedules, the character was dropped, and rewritten into the character played by Richard Burgi.

    Rod: Not ever movie that goes DTV is horrid, although I have seen many films DTV where the people who make the films have little pride and/or TLC in the production.

  15. SST 2 is a horrible film, the third film will be more like the first, and has no realtion to the second, im guessing the movie will have like a 20 million budget and direct to tv.

  16. I watched the 2nd flick, and it was god aweful. Bad special effects, bad plot, and bad acting. The only thing good about it was it had the chick from “Nip/Tuck”, a show which I love. If any of you out there have not watched Starship Trooper 2, you are NOT missing anything, save your money, or bandwidth.

  17. I thought the first one was great big-budget b movie. But I am a big Verhoven fan and Showgirls is one of my all-time guilty pleasures, so that’s where I’m coming from.

    The second one had all of the budget and fun sucked out of it. It was pretty unwatchable. I don’t think a proper sequel to the first one can be made without Verhoven, unless you take it in a whole new direction (or do a proper adaptation of the book).

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