I Love the Starship Troopers movie.
I refuse to call the 2nd movie for Starship Troopers.
So let me explain why I can only Almost justify calling this Starship Troopers.
The acting is, to be kind, bad. In fact the only one I think kinda pulls it off is Stephen Hogan as Sky Marshall Anoke. Casper Van Dien is no stranger to Johnny Rico, but he still delivers a terrible performance.
The CGI is sub par for a movie and really belongs in a video game.
Ok, now let's talk about the movie itself. When you manage to look beyond the acting and cgi, you find a cliche ridden film that tries to capture the magic of the original by using the same Federation Network thing we loved, they almost pulls that part off actually. Aliens talking english through the dead bodies of humans, seen that many times before and it still doesn't work. Religion, everyone mocks it at first but in the end it conqures. Gasp. Really feels more like a poorly diguised "pro-iraq war/american way of life" film than the social commentary of the one true Starship Troopers movie.
So yeah, I can almost stretch myself to calling it a terrible sequel. It's much better than the 2nd one, but it's still a terrible movie. Have I told you how horrible the acting was? ;)