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Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  4 May 2004 (Hungary)
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In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pvt. Billie Otter
Pvt. Jill Sandee
Gen. Jack Gordon Shepherd
TSgt. Ari Peck
Lt. Pavlov Dill
Pvt. Kipper Tor
Cpl. Joe Griff
Pvt. Duff Horton
Sgt. Dede Rake
Cpl. Thom Kobe
Recruiting Sergeant


We are sent back to the battlefield, as the Federation's best Mobile Infantry unit are slowly being overpowered by the killer bugs. They are light years from the nearest reinforcements and are trapped on a remote outpost. They set up protection around the post, keeping all the bugs waiting for them to leave. But now the enemy is in the outpost, in a way which they would have never thought of. Written by Film_Fan

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bug | starship | outpost | sequel | private | See All (67) »


They're coming back to wipe us out!

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 May 2004 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Starship Troopers 2  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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When a trooper is dragged away during the attack on the outpost it is obvious she is being pulled by wires, as the bug is simply backing up with her. For much of the shot it is not even touching the trooper. See more »


[first lines]
FedNet: Our war's going better than ever, but we need heroes! We need you!
Smiling Lieutenant: Come on, you apes... You wanna live forever?
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They somehow managed to screw up everything.
12 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is unwatchable. I found every single feature of it to be revolting.

For one, we have the effects. Every single bullet shot is a lame CGed blue pulse.

Two, they obviously didn't have anybody research military tactics. When the bugs are about to attack, instead of holding out inside the base and killing the bugs in hemmed-in territory (a la Sun Tsu), they move outside the base and massively expand their front. When the troops send a runner to inform someone that the bugs were coming, they send a heavy weapons operator, complete with his heavy gun.

Moreover, the behavior of the General is completely stupid. He acts like a Corporal at BEST.

The music is VERY poorly chosen, and never fits the scenes. Foreshadowing is very overt. Even the directing is shoddy... when the psychic fellow hallucinates, they use very ambiguous effects to signify it.

Please, avoid this movie at ALL COSTS. I swear, it couldn't have cost more than $50,000 to make...

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