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Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

2008
Sci-fi
Action
Direct-to-Video
1h 45m
The war against the Bugs continues! A Federation Starship crash-lands on the distant Alien planet OM-1, stranding beloved leader Sky Marshal Anoke and several others, including comely but tough pilot Lola Beck. It's up to Colonel/General Johnny Rico, reluctant hero of the original Bug Invasion on Planet P, to lead a team of Troopers on a daring rescue mission. (imdb)
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Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

2008
Sci-fi
Action
Direct-to-Video
1h 45m
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Avg Percentile 19.66% from 365 total ratings

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Rated 24 Jan 2010
30
10th
Casper Van Dien is back, but the effects are just terrible and the plot approximately non-existent. As many has noted, this is considerably better than the piece-of-crap that was Starship Troopers 2. But, certainly, that is saying just about nothing and this is, of course, pretty bad also. The very funny - and deliciously tounge-in-cheek - satirical parts were somewhat redeeming, though.
Rated 07 Apr 2017
30
13th
Boobies and a character named Dix Hauser. I guess it's now up to you whether the rest of it is worth that.
Rated 24 Feb 2009
23
19th
If you are expecting it to be a relatively shambolic spiritual tribute to the original, you'll be reasonably richly rewarded.
Rated 29 Jun 2011
77
62nd
While the first one carried a razor sharp criticism of nationalism and military, this one mucks that all up by attempting to bite off pieces of religion as well. Sadly, the essence of the book is still there, but it's fragmented and mutated into a more bland and less funded version of what it should have been. While it may have these defects, that doesn't stop it from being an irreverently entertaining movie.
Rated 03 Oct 2010
20
11th
The visual effects are impressively bad.
Rated 16 Aug 2020
64
15th
It starts as a pale copy of the first, as if they tried to recreate the success with less budget and less skill. But when I'm not cringing at the bad CGI action or how goofy the explosions are, I occasionally think: 'Huh, there might be something to this one.' There's actually a decent twist or two, and enjoyable acting performances (van Diemen, Donohoe, Blalock) in between the cringey ones. Still: painful to watch Verhoeven's film devolve to this.
Rated 07 Aug 2008
42
25th
Better than Starship Troopers 2, but let's by honest that not hard at all, but still nowhere near as funny or entertaining as the first. It starts off with the exact same brand of humourous satire as the first so you think you're in for a treat but after that it turns into a generic low-budget sci-fi shooter with a few fare moments of entertaining humour but that's it. If you liked Starship Troopers you could give this a go but don't expect anything good. If you didn't like ST give this a miss.
Rated 20 Jan 2010
60
46th
Nowhere NEAR as bad as two, with the machines introduced in three coming from the source novels as well as some other interesting twists. The first is still the best though
Rated 12 May 2011
25
13th
I watched this until the end with the hopes that the annoying religious chick would get dismembered by a bug. Unfortunately, that didn't happen and I'm left with this empty feeling that I could have spent that 90 minutes doing something more productive, like imbibing Drano.
Rated 13 Jun 2009
2
0th
There is little good to be said about this movie. I guess the whole 'god' thing is supposed to be satire, but it's about as effective as a stick in a bug fight. The SE is terrible, mostly consiting of bad CG, rubber bugs, and shaking the camera in a half-assed attempt to hide the fact that the movie's production values were lower than a bully's lunch-money take at recess. At least we can thank Mr. Neumeier for the gratuitous nudity near the end! Hoo-hah!
Rated 07 Aug 2008
25
4th
There were boobs in it I guess.
Rated 01 Aug 2010
37
55th
Starship Troopers 3 was better than ST2, but it was still pretty bad. The religion/big brother sub-plot was a nice touch.
Rated 10 Aug 2008
51
10th
Exactly what you'd expect it to be, but not all that terrible.
Rated 11 Sep 2008
4
44th
Big guns, big bugs, starships, blood, gore, mechs, kid-friendly political intrigue, and even some gratuitous nudity meet made-for-TV special effects and awesomely bad acting - pure military sci-fi nonsense. Reminded me of the crappy pulp sci-fi novels I loved as a little kid.
Rated 05 Aug 2008
30
10th
How is it that 11 years after the first movie the special effects really got this much worse. The guns look like they're plastic nerf guns. The sets look like something I could make in my backyard with cardboard. And the bugs... no comment. When the soldiers entered the marauder machines it was like some naked power rangers sequence. I half expected one of them to shout "TYRANOSAURUS!" It was a thousand times better than the second, and they had Rico back which was tight.
Rated 04 Feb 2014
36
36th
Satirical asides with their social commentaries are great - but sadly that is not the meat of the film. At least this had a plot worth knowing unlike Starship Troopers 2.
Rated 16 Aug 2008
10
1st
Can't believe I wasted 90 mins of my life on this crap.
Rated 08 Apr 2017
21
9th
As a total non-fan of sci-fi, I was surprised to find this rather bizarrely entertaining. I wish the satirizing religion thing were done better, because I devoutly believe organized religion richly deserves to be satirized. The acting is almost uniformly community-theater terrible, with one shining exception... when Amanda Donohoe walks on, I was shocked to experience someone with REAL presence in this. It took a moment to realize it was she--haven't seen much of her lately. She's the real deal.
Rated 27 Feb 2018
50
37th
A decent satire of war, pacifists, and religion.
Rated 02 Dec 2009
0
0th
Goddammit why does this fucking film exist why did I even watch it fuck
Rated 25 Feb 2020
70
18th
It has ambition, even if it doesn't have the budget to succeed.
Rated 01 Apr 2024
30
4th
Worse cgi then the first, and worse storytelling. First was a tol film and this was living off the dead teet
Rated 02 Mar 2022
40
11th
Quite a noticeable step-up from the first sequel surprisingly, as Johnny Rico's return boosts the character department, the expansion of the lore is better established this time around and the script is less simplistic and more engaging despite not avoiding cliches. On the other hand, the first act is totally unremarkable, the dialogues are often risible and the fixation on religion towards the finale is tiring and distracting. An inessential mixed bag that cannot hold a candle to the original.
Rated 11 Mar 2024
60
62nd
This movie goes a lot harder on portraying the government as oppressive and corrupt but unlike the first film it loses a lot by not exploring the consequences of its propagandistic nationalism as it's more concerned about conveying the government as corrupt without much underlying point to it beyond that. The religious subplot has solid hooks but the conclusion it reaches is super awkward and lame. It's got some solid visuals and action in spite of its bad VFX but I'd just call this mid.
Rated 09 May 2024
25
21st
Marauder at least tries to recapture (and sometimes actually does) the satirical tone of the original. That's something hey? The commentary on religion never feels more than half-baked and the plot simply plods along. It might be sad, but seeing Johnny Rico again automatically makes it better than 2. It's otherwise another cheap direct-to-cash-grab aping off the name of a great movie.
Rated 08 Mar 2009
36
13th
The CGI is distractingly bad but there are some good laughs to be had here if you stick around. The last scene is hilarious!
Rated 05 Jan 2013
72
51st
Funny stuff. More clumsy and much more campy than the first one, but definitely has its moments.
Rated 03 Jul 2009
69
24th
better then #2
Rated 29 Nov 2008
5
3rd
I give it a 5/100. Better than the 2nd, which I pretend I didn't watch. So that's something. Still one of the worst films of our time as opposed to Starship Troopers, which I still consider one of the best. But i guess that's what a budget does.
Rated 12 Jan 2009
55
45th
eng;
Rated 30 Jul 2009
50
15th
Better than the second one, but it's like a bad two parter of a not great sci-fi show. This universe is a rich playground, but you have to play right. If they make a fourth a hope its a bunch of Mech action as that could kick ass. Better script, more tounge in cheek, and some better supporting cast and they'll do fine.
Rated 24 Sep 2008
35
18th
ruh ayni acayip güldüm ama eksik olan neydi anlamiyorum:P
Rated 25 Aug 2008
57
28th
Eh. Everything that the first Starship Troopers had... minus Verhoeven's biting satire, minus the budget, and minus NPH. Not a terrible way to kill a couple of hours, if only to see Rico killing some bugs.
Rated 24 Sep 2009
70
58th
Better than two, but not as good as one. The hero is back so it brings some recognition, but the graphics seem a bit quickly done. Acting is solid, the plot is funny and the patriotism/nationalism is worse than ever.
Rated 19 Aug 2008
56
16th
I love the first one and wanted to love this one, but it is just way too bad...
Rated 08 Jan 2009
17
23rd
Pretty raucous...why did I watch all of these? Oh yea, I must hate myself. T_T
Rated 21 Sep 2012
25
3rd
Even the hotness of Jolene Blalock could not save this.
Rated 21 Dec 2013
25
6th
Wow I think I might be one of the few that thinks this was actually worse than the second one. The bad thing is this one had much more potential but screwed it up at every turn from the acting to the effects to the horrible horrendous religious bullshit. Casper Van Dien is and the 5 seconds of Marauders are the best things about this shit heap of a film, but whats worse is that they sucked too. At least the planet bug looked like something from H.P. Lovecraft.
Rated 25 Jan 2010
5
0th
bad but hilarious
Rated 02 Mar 2009
32
10th
C.R.A.P.
Rated 01 Sep 2011
13
4th
There is a reason the blu-ray for this is less than 10 dollars.
Rated 05 Aug 2008
35
23rd
After the piece of crap that was Starship Troopers 2, the third part in the series is actually surprisingly good. Some of the scenes actually look good and there is even some good satire but SST3 is still nowhere near the awesomeness of the first film.
Rated 19 Apr 2009
70
51st
"For all its surprising little merits, Starship Troopers 3 still works as a piece of cheesy B-grade cinema fun."
Rated 26 Jul 2008
14
11th
Chapter 3 is back to the better quality film in the series. There's again a story, but it's nothing special. The prev. film was pretty empty (until in the very end). Output in here reminds from distant the Verhoeven film, even nude "shower scene" is there. Twists in a plot of prev. chapter has been ignored. So, this version can be seen right after the first one; you do not miss much if you skip the middle chapter.
Rated 25 Feb 2014
24
11th
silly
Rated 06 Dec 2011
70
56th
Was pleasantly surprised by this. "Marauder" almost seems like what would happen if The Asylum made a mockbuster of "Starship Troopers", with it's low-budget effects and hammy acting, and astonishingly, it works. Fans of the source material will probably cry foul at the use of the Power Suits but for open-minded fans of the original, it's an entertaining watch.

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