Starship Troopers 2: Hero Of The Federation (2004)

Brand new, but going straight to DVD everywhere, is Starship Troopers 2: Hero Of The Federation. The budget is noticeably lower than the original, and the whole thing is generally less ambitious with none of the political overtones (although that’s a good thing in my book as I regard Verhoeven’s original as overrated in that regard). FX veteran Phil Tippett takes over as director and we get a basic siege movie which is moderately exciting. The cast is nearly as bad as in the first movie with Ed Lauter being the only recognisable face. Commentary track, 5.1 sound etc etc.

Mild Peril Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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