“Starship Troopers 3: Marauder”

Paleo Retiree writes:

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Scrappy sequel to the brilliant Paul Verhoeven picture, directed this time by the first film’s screenwriter, Ed Neumeier. The movie was made on one-tenth the budget of the original and was shot in only 28 days, and the lack of physical resources shows — the film often looks like an episode of a TV series. And Neumeier’s inexperience (this was his first film as a director) shows in a tone that sometimes gets overly-knowing and jokey. All that said, I had a very good time. Much of the film’s satire is darned funny (and god bless satire generally); the cast (which includes Caspar Van Dien from the first movie, Jolene Blalock as an ultra-serious ship’s commander, and the ever beyond-fabulous Amanda Donohoe) digs in and delivers; the production design and effects are inventive in hilariously overambitious ways; and many of the film’s ideas are daringly berserk and demented.

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About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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2 Responses to “Starship Troopers 3: Marauder”

  1. Is the original “Starship Troopers” film a genius-level midnight-movie-style jamboree or a betrayal of the Robert Heinlein novel?

    Why cannot it not be both?

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