Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) Review:

After watching the first Starship Troopers film, I didn't have an ambition to view a sequel but for the sake of preventing fans from seeing it and being disappointed, I'm writing this review anyway. Just like the original, the introduction starts with the barrage of infomercials that are just ludicrous to listen to in the first place. Then, after that, the story starts to begin where a group of stranded troopers find themselves fighting off hoards of bug aliens with no back up. Hmmm how cliche.

No clue who these actors are & nor
do I really care....
And wait, it's not over, the situation becomes even more dangerous. Turns out the bugs are learning how to be sneaky. Soon a trooper is infected by some parasite (from a bug) and ends up going rogue and infecting all the other troopers. Once this occurs, the plot turns into a normal overdone horror film where one by one, a character is picked off. While I was watching, it reminded me of a mix of Night of the Creeps (1986), and The Thing (1982) way too much. There's absolutely no originality here.
Left guy is the hero

Not even the action, music, bug creatures or bloodshed helped this time. Sure it's all there but for what? By the end of the film, the audience is thrown some more infomercials anyway. Almost like the film crew is saying that you, the audience, just wasted your time! The only credit I give is to the film crew for attempting to make a decent sequel even though they abysmally failed. This kind of film is for true hardcore fans.

There's nothing great about this sequel at all. Only the real "troopers" will enjoy this and that's a very small amount.

Points Earned --> 2:10

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