Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Starship Troopers: Invasion
Starship Troopers: Invasion is quite reminiscent of a video game cut scene, sans the joy of any actual gameplay.
If you're going to make an animated sequel to a live-action film, why not do something really terrific? You could create a world that would be difficult to reproduce in a live-action film. Instead, "Starship Troopers: Invasion" is just a boring quickie.
Audience Reviews for Starship Troopers: Invasion
A continuation of the Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers but this time as a CG animated film. This was unexpectedly better than previous live action films. A more detailed plot and story but still not as good as the original novel.
Very good, if cliche'd and over-the-top at times. Honestly though, this is the first film in the series that I've been legitimately happy with since the original. Some may not like this, but I really enjoyed this film. I thought the characters were really cool and had well-written back stories for the most part.
Far superior film in the Starship Troopers franchise, this entry tends to rely a bit more on the original novel by Robert A. Heinlein. With great animation, Starship Troopers: Invasion is the best film since the original. This film is a fun Science Fiction action horror film that is entertaining from start to finish. Don't expect anything memorable, but what you can expect is a fine little popcorn flick that is designed to thrill, and it most certainly does that. The voice actors do a fine job, and the plot is engaging, even if at times it fails flat in some areas. If you were let down by the last two entries, then you may be surprised by this one, As this takes the franchise into new and different territory by using Heinlein's ideas to recreate the saga. If you've read the book, you'll understand that the director kept everything such as the suits and other minimal details. By doing that, he manages to create something that should delight fans. Be warned, the plot departs significantly from the novel, but is nonetheless exciting for what it is. This is the type of film to watch for a mindless hour and a half, and it delivers scares, thrills and action into one effective package. This is film that should have been, and in many ways, it is better than Verhoeven's original because it has a better plot. Not saying the original 1997 was horrible, but it wasn't great either. With this one, there seems to be a lot more depth, a bit more serious overtone to the plot and it is definitely not cheesy. The film looks great and it's a blast to watch. As a fan of the original, I very much enjoyed this one, and it was far better than what I expected.
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