[adrotate banner=”1″]The CGI flick Starship Troopers: Invasion has hit full trailer form (but only in Japan, land of Starship Trooper trailers), and it proves to both dump all prior sequels and also be a sequel, while also giving us plenty of bugs getting shot action! Stupid bugs, think they own the universe! Don’t they know that’s our job? excuse me, the relentless propaganda has cause me to become a bugophobe. I even dream about being from Buenos Aires! Jake Busey plays neon fiddles for me. It’s weird, WEIRD!
Carmen Ibanez, who flew the Rodger Young in the first movie, is now captain of the John A. Warden (the battleship I introduced in previous blogs). Carl Jenkins, now Minister of Paranormal Warfare, takes over the John A. Warden for a deep space experiment – leaving Carmen livid and ship-less. Carl brushes off her vehement objections and disappears with the ship off into the vast nebula. When Carl and the ship go radio-silent, guess who orders a rescue mission? Yep…it’s big-time general/war-hero Johnny Rico.
As our film is set almost 10 years after the first movie, the big 3 are now in their mid-30’s and have somehow kept their relationships intact despite deployments millions of miles apart. You will see their fragile yet strangely resilient relationship evolve in this movie, especially with Rico still a little soft on Carmen…and a familiar uncertainty about whether Carmen still reciprocates those feelings. We definitely paid homage to the original movie (in all sorts of ways), so we can’t wait to see how fans of the original respond to an awesome mix of nostalgia and “franchise update.”
That’s a bit more complex that the prior plot:
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….
If you want to see what the big 3 look like now, they’re in the blog as well as the trailer above.
Shinji Aramaki directs and Edward Neumeier and Capser Van Dien are executive producing.