“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.


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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