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Starship Troopers: Invasion trailer

August 12, 2012

For some reason this gem of a trailer slipped by me. The fourth feature film instalment of the Starship Troopers franchise is somewhat surprisingly a CGI movie. From the trailer it looks to be better than the two previous live action films. Then again, I just might be in a gratuitous scifi marine carnage state of mind – I usually am.

Judging from the trailer, SST:I looks to be the movie that the massively disappointing Ultramarines should’ve been. It probably won’t win awards for script, but such minor details can be overlooked, provided the film packs enough trooper on Arachnid action. In case you’re interested, the synopsis reads:

A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Alesia and goes missing in the nebula. Now, the battle-hardened troopers are charged with a rescue mission that may lead to a much more sinister consequence than they ever could have imagined….

More information can be found on the movie’s official site.

 

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3 comments

  1. I have been holding off on watching this film as I am due to watch it with my geek film buddies, and we havent been able to get together for a while. I am itching to see it though.

    The shots in the trailer have me looking at the various powered MI trooper SST miniatures that I have in a new light. Some of those guys could fit in with your expanded USMC forces too. Visually, the MI and the USMC have a lot in common and a similar tech level overall.


    • I got to see this, and I must say it was ok! Nothing really special, though – as is usual with CGI-fests, this had the usual gripes such as stereotypical characters and some silly dialogue. Then again, you don’t really watch a movie like this for said elements. It looked very good and is definitely inspirational material for gaming and modeling.

      I agree on the MI/USMC similarity, the 1st Corps minis are a prime example!


  2. [...] readers who don’t mind some man vs. bug action. Man, if we only had a full movie like this. Starship Troopers: Invasion came close, but not on this scale. This definitely provided me with some gaming inspiration, [...]



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