Starship Toopers 2: A Review

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Wade365, May 28, 2004.

  1. Wade365

    Wade365 Guest

    After reading about this movie on the 'Net I was happy as a clam to see it on
    the Starz! Action Channel last night, and boy am I glad I didn't spend any
    money (past my monthly bill) to see it.

    The movie starts with stock footage from "Starship Troopers" and even has a
    "Want To Know More?" prompt like the first movie, but that's about where the
    similarity ends. During a fire-fight on a non-descript planet (executed by lots
    of fog and close-ups of the actors to keep you from seeing that there really IS
    no set around them of any kind) and more stock footage of bugs being shot up
    from the first movie, about a handful of Federation "soldiers" are split off
    from their patrol and hold up in a grain silo- looking "base".

    This is where it essentially turns into "Alien Meets Invasion of the Body
    Snatchers", with bugs (small ones) crawling into people and controlling them.
    It gets gorey and nasty, and then it ends. Oh, and you never ever care one
    iota.

    The helmets don't fit, the uniforms look cheap, the guns are obviously fake...
    it's as if this was a fan-made sequel you'd see on a webpage for download. It
    has everything but the Star Wars Kid.

    I see that this is coming to DVD on June 1st, avoid it like the Plague...
    there's nothing redeaming about it, and I LIVE for crappy movies so that's
    saying a lot.

    Peas.
     
    Wade365, May 28, 2004
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  2. Wade365

    DigitalDeude Guest

    Wade365 wrote:

    > After reading about this movie on the 'Net I was happy as a clam to see it on
    > the Starz! Action Channel last night, and boy am I glad I didn't spend any
    > money (past my monthly bill) to see it.
    >
    > The movie starts with stock footage from "Starship Troopers" and even has a
    > "Want To Know More?" prompt like the first movie, but that's about where the
    > similarity ends. During a fire-fight on a non-descript planet (executed by lots
    > of fog and close-ups of the actors to keep you from seeing that there really IS
    > no set around them of any kind) and more stock footage of bugs being shot up
    > from the first movie, about a handful of Federation "soldiers" are split off
    > from their patrol and hold up in a grain silo- looking "base".
    >
    > This is where it essentially turns into "Alien Meets Invasion of the Body
    > Snatchers", with bugs (small ones) crawling into people and controlling them.
    > It gets gorey and nasty, and then it ends. Oh, and you never ever care one
    > iota.
    >
    > The helmets don't fit, the uniforms look cheap, the guns are obviously fake...
    > it's as if this was a fan-made sequel you'd see on a webpage for download. It
    > has everything but the Star Wars Kid.
    >
    > I see that this is coming to DVD on June 1st, avoid it like the Plague...
    > there's nothing redeaming about it, and I LIVE for crappy movies so that's
    > saying a lot.
    >
    > Peas.


    I saw it on HBO or Cinemax, it's a made for cable movie and it sucked bad.
     
    DigitalDeude, May 29, 2004
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  3. Wade365

    Guest Guest

    "DigitalDeude" <> wrote in message
    news:85Qtc.4135$...
    >
    >
    > Wade365 wrote:
    >
    > > After reading about this movie on the 'Net I was happy as a clam to see

    it on
    > > the Starz! Action Channel last night, and boy am I glad I didn't spend

    any
    > > money (past my monthly bill) to see it.
    > >
    > > The movie starts with stock footage from "Starship Troopers" and even

    has a
    > > "Want To Know More?" prompt like the first movie, but that's about where

    the
    > > similarity ends. During a fire-fight on a non-descript planet (executed

    by lots
    > > of fog and close-ups of the actors to keep you from seeing that there

    really IS
    > > no set around them of any kind) and more stock footage of bugs being

    shot up
    > > from the first movie, about a handful of Federation "soldiers" are split

    off
    > > from their patrol and hold up in a grain silo- looking "base".
    > >
    > > This is where it essentially turns into "Alien Meets Invasion of the

    Body
    > > Snatchers", with bugs (small ones) crawling into people and controlling

    them.
    > > It gets gorey and nasty, and then it ends. Oh, and you never ever care

    one
    > > iota.
    > >
    > > The helmets don't fit, the uniforms look cheap, the guns are obviously

    fake...
    > > it's as if this was a fan-made sequel you'd see on a webpage for

    download. It
    > > has everything but the Star Wars Kid.
    > >
    > > I see that this is coming to DVD on June 1st, avoid it like the

    Plague...
    > > there's nothing redeaming about it, and I LIVE for crappy movies so

    that's
    > > saying a lot.
    > >
    > > Peas.

    >
    > I saw it on HBO or Cinemax, it's a made for cable movie and it sucked bad.
    >


    It's been airing on Action, not HBO or Cinemax.
     
    Guest, May 29, 2004
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  4. Wade365

    Wade365 Guest

    << I saw it on HBO or Cinemax, it's a made for cable movie and it sucked bad.
    >


    It's been airing on Action, not HBO or Cinemax. >><BR><BR>

    Yes, but he got the important part right... it was a big ol' pile of pony-loaf.
     
    Wade365, May 29, 2004
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  5. Wade365

    Mark Spatny Guest

    Wade365, says...
    > After reading about this movie on the 'Net I was happy as a clam to see it on
    > the Starz! Action Channel last night, and boy am I glad I didn't spend any
    > money (past my monthly bill) to see it.


    A much better sequel is the animated Starship Troopers: Roughnecks. It's
    a little weak at the begining, but the later episodes are pretty gritty.
     
    Mark Spatny, Jun 2, 2004
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  6. Wade365

    Wade365 Guest

    << A much better sequel is the animated Starship Troopers: Roughnecks. It's
    a little weak at the begining, but the later episodes are pretty gritty.
    >><BR><BR>


    Agreed. I have te whole DVD set with the exception of the newest volume
    "Trackers".

    The series can get a bit 'kiddie' at times and others it can slow to a crawl
    but on the whole it's more true to the source. I watched part of "Troopers 2:
    Hero of the Federation" again last night and wow is it bad... I thought I might
    just have been tired and therefor overly harsh... but it truly IS a pile of
    crap.

    A recent interview I read about the film, everyone involved was so happy with
    he results. Having to be a promotional tool for such a schlock film must make
    you feel unclean!
     
    Wade365, Jun 2, 2004
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  7. Wade365

    Mirror Spock Guest

    On Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:07:25 GMT, Mark Spatny
    <> went upon the mount and spoke thus:

    >Wade365, says...
    >> After reading about this movie on the 'Net I was happy as a clam to see it on
    >> the Starz! Action Channel last night, and boy am I glad I didn't spend any
    >> money (past my monthly bill) to see it.

    >
    >A much better sequel is the animated Starship Troopers: Roughnecks. It's
    >a little weak at the begining, but the later episodes are pretty gritty.


    Too bad they didn't finish it...

    * Robinson
     
    Mirror Spock, Jun 2, 2004
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  8. Wade365

    Mark Spatny Guest

    Mirror Spock, says...
    > >A much better sequel is the animated Starship Troopers: Roughnecks. It's
    > >a little weak at the begining, but the later episodes are pretty gritty.

    >
    > Too bad they didn't finish it...


    Do you happen to know if they included the unproduced scripts as extras
    on the DVDs? I'd love to know how the series was supposed to wrap up,
    and there were only a handful of episodes left. The scripts must exist
    somewhere.
     
    Mark Spatny, Jun 3, 2004
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  9. Wade365

    Mirror Spock Guest

    On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 06:03:58 GMT, Mark Spatny
    <> went upon the mount and spoke thus:

    >Mirror Spock, says...
    >> >A much better sequel is the animated Starship Troopers: Roughnecks. It's
    >> >a little weak at the begining, but the later episodes are pretty gritty.

    >>
    >> Too bad they didn't finish it...

    >
    >Do you happen to know if they included the unproduced scripts as extras
    >on the DVDs? I'd love to know how the series was supposed to wrap up,
    >and there were only a handful of episodes left. The scripts must exist
    >somewhere.


    Alas, I don't know about scripts as extras. I'd have to revisit the
    DVDs.

    * Robinson
     
    Mirror Spock, Jun 3, 2004
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  10. Wade365

    Wade365 Guest

    << Do you happen to know if they included the unproduced scripts as extras
    >on the DVDs? I'd love to know how the series was supposed to wrap up,
    >and there were only a handful of episodes left. The scripts must exist
    >somewhere. >><BR><BR>


    They're not on any of the DVDs I currently own (like I said, the new volume
    "Trackers" just came out this month and I have no idea of it's contents).

    There was some rumor of the show being finished Direct-To-Video due to the
    decent sales of the series on DVD and fan's request... seems a bit far-fetched,
    but it happened for "The Family Guy".
     
    Wade365, Jun 3, 2004
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  11. Wade365

    fredman Guest

    On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 06:03:58 GMT, Mark Spatny
    <> wrote:

    >Mirror Spock, says...
    >> >A much better sequel is the animated Starship Troopers: Roughnecks. It's
    >> >a little weak at the begining, but the later episodes are pretty gritty.

    >>
    >> Too bad they didn't finish it...

    >
    >Do you happen to know if they included the unproduced scripts as extras
    >on the DVDs? I'd love to know how the series was supposed to wrap up,
    >and there were only a handful of episodes left. The scripts must exist
    >somewhere.


    This link will take you to a STC fansite that's been up for awhile,
    but still has good info on the complete series...

    http://misterhook.tripod.com/roughnecks/episodes.htm

    (my particular link goes to the episode list...) Cheers.
    regards,


    =======
    fredman
    =======
     
    fredman, Jun 5, 2004
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  12. Wade365

    Mark Spatny Guest

    fredman, says...
    > >Do you happen to know if they included the unproduced scripts as extras
    > >on the DVDs? I'd love to know how the series was supposed to wrap up,
    > >and there were only a handful of episodes left. The scripts must exist
    > >somewhere.

    >
    > This link will take you to a STC fansite that's been up for awhile,
    > but still has good info on the complete series...
    >
    > http://misterhook.tripod.com/roughnecks/episodes.htm


    Hey, thanks. I always wondered how they were going to end the series.
    The synapses for those last three unproduced episodes pretty much tells
    me what I wanted to know. I appreciate it.
     
    Mark Spatny, Jun 5, 2004
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