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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Starship Pooper

From the cloaca of Hollywood comes... this:

Not a lot to say except that, as someone who really liked the book,* this makes me want to cry. I suppose that I could also remark that this movie signals the return of Casper Van Dien to the Starship Troopers franchise as well as the introduction of Jolene Blalock, also known as "the topless Vulcan from Star Trek Enterprise."

Still, it can't be any worse than Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation:

A movie so shitty** it will make you thirst for your own death.***


* Not necessarily the politics mind you, but the book makes an interesting case.

** It actually shares the award for "Nudity that will make you want to claw your own eyes out" with the ever-horrid Showgirls.

*** Although it does have the remarkable, if unusual, distinction that one of the actresses (Brenda Strong as Sergeant Dede Rake****) with a lot of screen time also had a significant role (Captain Deladrier) in the original Starship Troopers. This wouldn't be quite so weird except that her character died at the end of Starship Troopers.

**** Holy crap! Her name is "Rake"? What's next? Private Anthony Gardenweasel?

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Blogger Tom Bozzo said...

Wait, there was a Starship Troopers 2? (Ah, direct-to-video, IMDB tells me.)

In addition to the quasi-resurrection of Brenda Strong, I recall that the mobile infantry got BFGs at the end of the first picture (which I sorta part-liked and part was revolted by).

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 1:09:00 PM  

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