Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation

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"They're Coming Back to Wipe Us Out!"
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 3.6  (22,274)

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation is a 2004 science fiction film that serves as a standalone sequel to the original 1997 movie, Starship Troopers. It was directed by Phil Tippett and stars Billy Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson, and Cy Carter among others. The setting is a future Earth where humanity is at war with an insectoid alien species known as the Arachnids or simply, Bugs.

The movie kicks off with a small group of soldiers from the Federation's mobile infantry, who are stranded on a barren planet after their transport gets shot down. Their mission is simple, to survive for as long as possible while they await rescue. However, things take a turn for the worse when they discover that the Bugs are not only sentient but have also infiltrated their ranks in the form of a human host.

With no escape or communication with the outside world, the surviving soldiers must band together and uncover the traitor among them before the Bugs can take over the planet. As the body count rises and tensions mount, they must also fight off wave after wave of Bug attacks, which only grow in intensity and savagery.

The film boasts impressive visual effects and brings back the gritty, war-torn atmosphere of the original movie. It explores themes of camaraderie, survival, and betrayal as the soldiers are forced to confront their fears and fight against unimaginable odds. The Bug design is also noteworthy, with the creatures taking on more grotesque forms than seen in the previous movie.

The cast delivers a decent performance, with Billy Brown playing the role of General Dix Hauser, a decorated but jaded veteran who has seen his fair share of battles. Richard Burgi plays Captain V.J. Dax, a no-nonsense soldier who becomes the de-facto leader of the group. Kelly Carlson plays Pvt. Charlie Soda, a medic and the only female soldier in the group. Cy Carter plays General J. G. Shepherd, the commander who sends the soldiers on their mission and who's tasked with coordinating the rescue operation.

Overall, Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation is a thrilling, action-packed movie that will keep sci-fi fans engaged from start to finish. Its narrative is more focused on the smaller-scale battles and the psychological effects of war, as opposed to large-scale conflicts showcased in the previous movie. While it may not have reached the same heights as the original, it still manages to be an entertaining addition to the Starship Troopers franchise.

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation is a 2004 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.6.

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    3.6  (22,274)