Starship Troopers: Invasion 2012

Everyone Fights. No One Quits.

5.6 / 10   235 vote(s)
Animation Action Science Fiction

A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Alesia and goes missing in the nebula. Now, the battle-hardened troopers are charged with a rescue mission that may lead to a much more sinister consequence than they ever could have imagined....

Release Date 2012-07-21
Runtime 1h 29m
Director Shinji Aramaki
Producers Edward Neumeier, Casper Van Dien, Joseph Chou, Jeff Gordon, Youngho Je, Kay Hee-Young Kim, Chang Joo Yang
Writer Flint Dille

I bought this film because I already had the other ones in my collection and my kids as well as myself do like Starship Troopers. I was not even aware that it was a cgi-animated feature when I clicked on the buy button.

I found the film surprisingly good. Sure, it is a fairly simple story appealing to fans of Starship Troopers and action/Sci-Fi fans in general but it surprised me in a positive way. My expectations was not the highest, especially not with the disasters that have been released as follow ups to the first Starship Troopers movie.

The CGI is quite good, there’s plenty of action and, although the story has more of a comic magazine depth to it, it holds together. There is a few of the usual silly, illogical, things in the plot which makes you squirm a bit in your seat but nothing too disastrous.

If I should complain about something it would be that the sound, at least on my Blu-ray disk, was somewhat weak. Despite being 5.1 DTS Master Audio it was quite lacking in depth and the LFE-channel was almost non-existent. On a Sci-Fi movie, especially one with plenty of weapons, not to mention battle-cruisers, flying around, that is a bit of a bummer.

Per Gunnar Jonsson

If you like watching other people play video games, you might enjoy Starship Troopers: Invasion. Maybe. You probably still won't though.

Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product.