Starship Troopers: Invasion DVD
Release Date: August 28, 2012
MPAA Rating: R for Language, Violence, and Nudity
Runtime: 89 minutes
Director: Shinji Aramaki
Studio: Stage 6 studios/ Sony pictures
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Action/Animated
Stars: Leraldo Anzaldua, Luci Christian and Melissa Davis
Rating: 3 out of 5 I would expect the federation tech to be that advanced by then. The vocal cast was well done, save for some voices not matching certain body types, but the talent was definitely there
Many years after the events that had taken place on Planet-P, a rescue mission is launched to Ft. Casey. It was an orbital research station which housed some high security research as well as the head of Paranormal Sciences, Carl Jenkins, who has seized control of the Battleship John A. Warden. (You may recognize the ship was previously under command of Capt. Carmen Ibanez). Â After a narrow escape, the remaining troops from both the station and the starship Alesia are given a mission to pursue the now silent, John A. Warden and bring it back on-line. This time around, they are joined by the K-team Team leader, Hero, whom was on trial on behalf of Jenkins for insubordination. Will the troopers bring the John A. Warden back online? will they discover the true intentions of Carl Jenkins? The answers await in the DVD.
From the acclaimed anime director who brought you projects such as Madox-01: Metal Skin Panic, Bubblegum Crisis, and the re-releases of Appleseed, Shinji Aramaki, takes the helm and brings a Starship Troopers to new heights since the Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles. It seems that the timeline of this adventure falls near the end of the third film, Marauder. However some of the designs seem similar of the animated series, the drop ship comes to mind. Some viewers may find the troopers voices familiar due to the fact that most of them were featured in past projects by Aramaki( Appleseed, Halo Legends) as well as other English translated anime titles. Co-produced by Casper Van Dien, the original actor who played Johnny Rico in the first movie, and Edward Neumeier, writer for the first and third movies, the story was sure to stay on track with the rest of the Starship Trooper universe, based on the 1959 novel by Robert Heinlein.
-I thought this was a great return to a series, I never saw the other two films but I watched the first movie and the Roughnecks tv series. The main three characters return but have grown distant from each other. Jenkins has be come the new head of paranormal warfare and has grown even more mysterious, Ibanez a celebrated captain was more like a victim in this story having her ship taken from her and forced to take it back. Rico does return to the screen but as a general he is forced to stay behind and watch from a defense platform guarding earth…
The romance theme seemed a little too forced, as it was placed near the beginning of the film between two strangers without much character introduction almost like a cheesy adult film. I’m guessing it was more to enforce the idea, “We’re at war, so why hold back feelings and regret not doing anything before it’s too late..?” vibe, you know, like a cheesy adult film…as the story unfolds the energy kicks in as the group encounter the insurmountable odds and battle for their survival aboard the John Warden.
I enjoyed the film and would actually consider it for my collection. The CG anime style worked for the characters and the designs were not too far from the original theme. Everyone had better armor but the time gap from the first film, I would expect the federation tech to be that advanced by then. The vocal cast was well done, save for some voices not matching certain body types, but the talent was definitely there