Starship Troopers 2 and 3.......worth watching?

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    I always liked Starship Troopers, and I knew that there were sequels, but I've never watched them. They are showing them on the SciFi Channel tonite, so.....should I watch them (while I restring and "strobe" tune my stage guitars) or watch the beginning rounds of the NBA Playoffs? Are they worth watching?
     
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    2 is so so
    3 is s steaming pile of **** IMO. Especially the last 1/4 or so of it.
    And I really liked the first one. I even bought the DVD.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    The sequels bear no similarity to the first film.
     
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    Worse than the Predator sequels.
     
  5. Stratobuc

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    No.

    And I wanted to like them, as I am a huge Sci-fi fan, and I LOVE Jolene Blaylock from Star Trek Enterprise.

    Unwatchable - a dumpster fire would be more entertaining.
     
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    So true... I watched #2 once and thought it was a pile of #2!
     
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    It looks like there is, for once, a consensus.....
     
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    Read the book like I did when I was a kid in school. WAY BETTER than the movie.
     
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    I don't know about that. It's certainly way different from Verhoeven's film.
     
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    Yeah, it was very political. Heinlein was really pushing the edge. As for the sequels of the movie, they make 'Ishtar' look like 'Citizen Kane'.
     
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    When the film came out, there were droves of fans of the book screaming in outrage. Take them both on their own merits and forget comparisons. The film is brilliant and if not there already is well on the way to classic status just like the book.
     
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    I'll say this about the film... the bugs were great!
     
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    The funny thing was that in the book Johnny Rico (Juan) is described as a Filipino. Why they cast Caspar Van Nordic to play that role always had me scratching my head.
     
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    Haha! True. But then, Verhoeven's film is going for a particular perspective that made the Aryan lead kind of pregnant with meaning unavailable with a Filipino actor in the role.
     
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    Is this one of those topics you thought about for a few days before posting it? Because it seems more seat of your pants.
     
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    Seat of my pants (does it matter?). I checked the TV Guide this morning (yes, I'm that one remaining subscriber) and noticed those movies were on tonight and thought I would ask the opinion of TGPer's......
     
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    No boobs on SyFy.

    /thread
     
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  18. greeny

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    Loved the first film, got to say the sequels are absolute rubbish. E.g. Far far worse than The Matrix sequels.
     
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    The biggest difference in the book is the combat armor. Not even remotely the same in the film. But the actual stories are very different as well. The film did not even start out as Starship Troopers. It was based on a different story and changed a little when Verhoeven bought the rights to the name so the film would have name recognition. There is supposed to be a remake in the works that sticks a little closer to the original book
     
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    Read the book when I was a kid, so of course I love the 1st one. Haven't seen the others. Maybe they're bad enough to be good.
     

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