STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER takes place 10 years after teh first film. Colonel John "Johnny" Rico is the leader of the
outpost on Rocco San. Soon after a visit by old friends, General Dixon and Captain Lola Beck (the lovely Jolene Blalock),
and Sky Marshall Anoke, the bugs find a way into the base after the electric fence fails. Rico is up for disobeying orders,
but his death sentence is commuted because Dix wants Ricco to lead a team on a secret mission to rescue Lola (who knows the
location of Sanctuary- the secret location of the fleet) and the strangely acting Sky Marshall after they crash on OM-1.
STARSHIP TROOPERS 3 sees a return to the humor and big scope of the first film. New bugs are introduced and the FedNet broadcasts
are funny. The Sky Marshall's song is one of the funniest moments. The power suits from the novel make their first appearance
(but more money could have been spent to make them look better in CGI). It is nice to see Rico back and Jolene Blalock just
rules as Beck. The South African locations add to the film and filming there allowed them to stretch their limited budget
(eeven though it was more than the second film). The only place where the sequel fails are they needed a little more money
on effects as with the Marauder suits and some starship effects (most CGI starships look great in the film). I like how teh
film touches on how people are tired with teh war and how the military deals with people who speak up against the war too
Two audio commentaries were recorded for the film-
the first with director Ed Neumeier, VFX Supervisor Robert Skotak, and producer David Lancaster.
the secon with Ed Neumeier, and acctors Casper Van Dien and Jolene Blalock.
The first track deals more with details of the production while the second track has some production detail while mostly focusing
on casting, characters, and story.
EVOLUTION: THE BUGS OF STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER looks at the new bugs designed for the film in addition to the methods
they used to make them: models and CGI.
ENLIST: MARAUDER'S MOBILE INFANTRY is a featurette that has interviews with the various cast members. Rounding out the extras
are previews for other Sony titles and the music video for It's A Good Day To Die (extended version). Also you can download
a digital copy to your computer from the disc if you care to.
FINAL ANALYSIS: STARSHIP TROOPERRS 3- MARAUDER takes the film closer to the roots and satire of the first film. The only
thing the film suffers from are the special effects that sometime don't have enough money to make them right.
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