The troopers of two starships have joined forces to terminate a massive bug attack at a federation outpost. Before the mission can be completed and the survivors evacuated, one ship abruptly departs and goes inexplicably dark. The remaining battle-hardened troopers race to the rescue, only to discover that the threat from the bugs is about to hit home.
I bought this film because I already had the other ones in my collection and my kids as well as myself do like Starship Troopers. I was not even aware that it was a cgi-animated feature when I clicked on the buy button.
I found the film surprisingly good. Sure, it is a fairly simple story appealing to fans of Starship Troopers and action/Sci-Fi fans in general but it surprised me in a positive way. My expectations was not the highest, especially not with the disasters that have been released as follow ups to the first Starship Troopers movie.
The CGI is quite good, there’s plenty of action and, although the story has more of a comic magazine depth to it, it holds together. There is a few of the usual silly, illogical, things in the plot which makes you squirm a bit in your seat but nothing too disastrous.
If I should complain about something it would be that the sound, at least on my Blu-ray disk, was somewhat weak. Despite being 5.1 DTS Master Audio it was quite lacking in depth and the LFE-channel was almost non-existent. On a Sci-Fi movie, especially one with plenty of weapons, not to mention battle-cruisers, flying around, that is a bit of a bummer.