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Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)

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Federation trooper Johnny Rico is ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack.

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Shinji Aramaki, Masaru Matsumoto (co-director)

Writer:

Edward Neumeier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Johnny Rico (voice)
Dina Meyer ... Dizzy Flores (voice)
DeRay Davis ... One-Oh-One (voice)
Justin Doran Justin Doran ... Carl Jenkins (voice)
Luci Christian ... Carmen Ibanez (voice)
Emily Neves ... Amy Snapp (voice)
Scott Gibbs Scott Gibbs ... Lieutenant Baba (voice)
Juliet Simmons Juliet Simmons ... Camacho (voice)
Chris Gibson Chris Gibson ... Dutch (voice)
Greg Ayres ... Geo (voice)
Leraldo Anzaldua ... Ratzass (voice)
Andrew Love Andrew Love ... Fed Net Official (voice)
John Swasey ... George (voice)
Kyle Jones ... Daniel (voice)
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ... Ship Crew 1 (voice)
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Federation trooper Johnny Rico is ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack.

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Rated R for some sci-fi violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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English

Release Date:

21 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csillagközi invázió: Mars invázió See more »

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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Casper Van Dien (Johnny Rico) and Dina Meyer (Dizzy Flores) both appeared in the original live action film back in 1997, playing the same characters. Casper was reprising his role for a third time while for Dina this was the second time. See more »

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Anime meets Metal Gear in this misguided movie.
10 September 2017 | by meritcobaSee all my reviews

Whatever meaning the novel and original movie Starship Troopers had is lost in this anime sequel that borrows its main character from Metal Gear Solid. This is not Rico, it is Big Boss. I wonder when the legal battle will ensue.

The whole political, moral and philosophical implications of an society dominated by the military and drenched in warfare is pushed to the background and so much so that merely making a reference to it seems to score favorable with the anime crowd. Oh blimey, they just quoted a line from the original movie! Awesome! As long as it is anime, which means over-muscled though guys, dramatic looking characters, supposedly funny nerds and long slender blacked hair girls with big breasts wearing suggestive outfits and anime haircuts. I swear that the air marshal is Lightning from Final Fantasy.

What we get served is a trashy story of a bunch of stereotypical newbies that get dropped in the midst of a surprise attack on Mars by aliens nobody except the audience saw coming. There are issues over Mars trying to gain independence for the federation, but this is never addressed properly because it is just required as a plot device to get the newbies fighting giant bugs over a planet and for a population we never see or hear from. It is just shallow window dressing.

What is even worse is that almost all the characters are boring run- of-the-mill anime tropes which is exacerbated by a shallow story-line that is goes something like: bunch of newbies wise up under stress to the surprise of their though as nails commander Rico.

This movie is best avoided for anyone but die hard anime fans.

Actually I do not dislike anime, but it ill fits with Starship Troopers. By all means, make a movie in which a bunch of staple characters fighting insectoid invaders. Just call it something else but Starship Troopers if that is all you want to do.


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