Starship Troopers: Invasion

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"Everyone Fights. No One Quits."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.8  (11,856)

Set in the future where Earth is at war with an alien race known as the Bugs, "Starship Troopers: Invasion" is a 2012 animated science fiction film that follows a group of elite troopers on a mission to rescue a group of civilians from a Bug-infested planet. The movie is directed by Shinji Aramaki and is based on the novel “Starship Troopers” by Robert A. Heinlein.

The film introduces its main characters, including Captain Carmen Ibanez, Lieutenant Johnny Rico, and Lieutenant general Carl Jenkins, who is now part of military intelligence. The trio has been reunited to take on a crucial mission. They embark on a spaceship that's heading to planet Fort Casey, a Bug-infested planet where a distress signal has been received.

The team is informed that the attack may be a trap. However, Carmen believes that the distress signal may be legitimate, and the team heads out for the planet. Upon their arrival, they encounter a group of survivors, including General Johnny's old friend, who he thought had died, who had been stranded on the planet because of a destroyed ship.

But, as the team starts rescuing the survivors, they discover that the Bugs have matured into more significant and more intelligent beings. The Bugs are no longer mindless monsters, and they possess advanced technology that allows them to launch sophisticated attacks against the human forces.

The Bugs launch a massive attack on Fort Casey, and as the troopers fight back, they realize that the threat is much bigger than they originally expected. The Bugs' attacks become more calculated and strategic, and the troopers find themselves facing an enemy they may not be able to overcome.

Meanwhile, Carl Jenkins uses his intelligence to uncover a sinister plot that may be behind the Bug attacks. He suspects that the Bugs are being controlled by a human force that's using them for their own gain. Carl's theory is met with skepticism by his superiors, and he must decide whether to continue his investigation alone or to trust his team with his findings.

The film combines action-packed sequences with deep character exploration, highlighting the traumatic experiences of the troopers and their struggles to come to terms with the horrors they encounter. The film explores questions of loyalty, love, and duty, as the team must decide whether to follow orders blindly or to act according to their conscience.

Luci Christian's voice acting as Carmen Ibanez is particularly notable, as she effectively brings out the character's strength, determination, and unwavering loyalty to her team. Additionally, David Matranga's performance as Johnny Rico perfectly captures the character's stalwart nature while also revealing a softer, more vulnerable side. Justin Doran's portrayal of Carl Jenkins is superb, highlighting the character's cunning and intelligence.

The film's animation is top-notch, with stunning visuals and detailed character design. The bugs are particularly impressive, with their sleek designs and complex movements that add to their sense of menace.

Overall, "Starship Troopers: Invasion" is a thrilling sci-fi action film that is sure to delight fans of the franchise. The film offers an engrossing storyline, exciting action sequences, and memorable characters, making it a worthy addition to the series.

Starship Troopers: Invasion is a 2012 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (11,856)