When I first heard of a ‘new’ Starship Troopers movie that would be free of the taint that is Casper Van Dien, I was intrigued about the property getting a fresh start. While the first movie was fun, it was followed by two that taint punchingly bad. The new one will be animated, written by Flint Dille and directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and looks like it’s anything but fresh start.
Rather ham handedly shoehorning some call back lines into the trailer… really guys? It just seemed very forced and awkward, like the trailer is begging you to recall the Paul Verhoeven film. I won’t spoil the call back lines in the trailer, but you will know them when you hear them. They are about as subtle as a giant robot fist punching through an giant alien cockroach. That being said it still looks good, it’s beefy space marines shooting up nasty space bugs.
Do you want to know more? Trailer and synopsis are up after the jump.