Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (Special Edition) (Bilingual)
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In this rapid-fire sequel to the cult favorite, the Federation's best Mobile Infantry unit goes back into action against the Bug horde. But this time, the Bugs are waiting for them. Trapped on a remote outpost light years from the nearest reinforcements, a small group of soldiers fights an enemy smarter and more cunning than any they ve ever faced. Now they must join forces with an infamous traitor to the Federation if they are to have any hope. And it's not just their lives at stake, it's the survival of the human race. If they want to live, they'll have to use their heads before the Bugs do! Academy Award(r) winner Phil Tippett (1994, Best Visual Effects for Jurassic Park), one of the greatest visual effects wizards in movie history, makes his directorial debut.
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Criticisms first: the over-riding sense of irony of the first film is not present here, which was a script writing decision. This film also does not match the huge action/FX scenes of the first film, a necessary result of the limited budget. As a result, this film is not like the first one. Let's acknowledge this and move on from there...
The opening and closing sequences are the least impressive parts of the movie, and it's here that the budget limitations really show. I think we can forgive this, based on the infinitesimal budget (5% of the first movie's), and the high quality of the main, middle part of the film. Once we get past the cheesy skeleton shot, this movie really comes into its own area of excellence. I agree with others here that the nudity seemed gratuitous, although in the commentary the writer, director and producer seem to agree that it fitted with the character and situation. Also, the music, while generally good, sometimes plays Heroic when it should really play Dramatic Ambivalent. This is particularly jarring during the climax of the final action scene.
Beyond these criticisms, this movie is really very good. There are a lot of characters, both low-key and creepy, but they are all well delineated, and the acting ranges from okay to excellent. The set design and cinematography are terrific, especially given the budget.Read more ›
This movie starts out with action right from the beginning. A platoon of MI are fighting their way to a fortress through a bug army. When they get there they meet a 'murderer'. He's actually the hero of the movie, but I won't give too much away.
This time around, the bugs have a new bug. A foot-long spider that goes down your throat and possesses you. It can be passed from person to person by mouth. So you can imagine how the hot blonde who spends most of her time naked in this movie can take out everyone from private to general, (and she just about does). Some blood and guts here and there, but nothing shocking or new.
This isn't a great movie by any means, I don't even want to say it was a good movie. I'd call it a fair movie. Don't compare it to the first one though, because then you call it a lousy and disappointing movie.
Obviously, ST2 is not a kids movie-- it is kick-a** science fiction horror . True to the style seen in the original film. Lots of gore here. Bugs killing people and so on but also new even more gore stuff than in the first movie. All special effects are top-notch and two battle sequences have an epic quality to them. I do like new species of bugs - it's nice to see intergalactic beasties that aren't too derivative of the titular menace from Alien.
Yes you can see the movie was made on a lower budget than the first one, but it delivers anyway.
The story is similar to that one in Thing, but there are some interesting twists. Also I certainly applaud Director and Writer for attempting to send a message from a film within a genre that usually lacks subtext. This is an anti-war movie. Also it's nice to see strong characterization for the genre., it's good to see the cast is each given a personality. While we may not see each one fully fleshed out (it is an action movie, after all), we know they're there.
Because it's more horror than war-movie, some people will don't like it.Read more ›
I watched Starship Troopers 2 only once; Starship Troopers half a dozen times.
Brenda Strong as Sgt. Dede Rake is a real D.I.
J.P. Manoux as T/Sgt Ari Peck, his acting that makes you itch.
Ed Quinn as Corporal Joe Griff, charismatic medic
Richard Burgi - Captain Dax; probably did a good job, but reminded me too much of Richard Hatch from Survivors.
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There is not even an attempt to make a good movie here. Certainly no attempt at originality, as they practically plagiarize Alien, but with bad actors and bad writing. Read morePublished on July 21 2011 by Jag Sulla
As the first movie slaps you around with great stuff, this sequel
just scratches a bit. My Gosh, with such a great movie, you would
think someone would write a good... Read more
First off, let's get real here, Starship Troopers, the original opus from Paul Verhoven, wasn't the greatest sci-fi movie ever made. Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by stryper
The first Starship Troopers had it's flaws for sure, but was still solid, well made, and quality enough to build a cult following. Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by Lodicus
Based on some of the other reviews of this movie, some people seem to be jaded by the slick overly commercialized high budget Sci-Fi blockbusters. Read morePublished on July 6 2004
I hope to being the rating down!! We need to learn to call things the way they are..
To those that funded this movie, SHAME on you being soo CHEEP!!! Read more
... but I'm giving it one more to try and rise the average. Well, I belive there are truly some bad movies out there, but I think most times people don't like a movie it's becouse... Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by J. A. T.
After about 30 minutes of this, I was lucky enough to find a pencil to poke my eyes out. The relief came quickly....Published on July 1 2004
As disappointing as the first movie was to anyone who'd read Robert Heinlein's book, this piece of dreck is insulting to both his memory and the admittedly impressive effects of... Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by Dan Mcgarry
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