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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2012 12:09 p.m. PST

Of possible interest.


Hope you enjoy!.


Wolfprophet Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 12:18 p.m. PST

Being the first to want to game that…..defiance games Germans look closest, but as we know they are not molded yet.

ChrisValera Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 12:44 p.m. PST

This looks amazing

Angel Barracks Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 12:49 p.m. PST

Ooh that does look quite good.

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Jul 2012 1:30 p.m. PST

I'll watch it.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2012 2:43 p.m. PST

Yup…kinda reminds me of the really kewl cut sceen in the original Starcraft…..

Scott Kursk Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 2:46 p.m. PST

I even liked the 1st sequel but this should be good.

doug redshirt17 Jul 2012 3:21 p.m. PST

I will pass. I am tired of watching soldiers stand in one place shooting assualt rifles at bugs.

evilcartoonist17 Jul 2012 4:07 p.m. PST

Ditto with Doug. I'm waiting for something that Heinlein wrote; solitary power-suited soldiers, 20 miles apart, hopping in, dropping a tac nuke, hopping out.

Nothing wrong with the movies, but if I want to see soldiers standing in place firing on thousands upon thousands of enemies, I'll watch Zulu.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2012 4:21 p.m. PST

I agree with EC.

Shouldn't be too hard to do, now that they've done Ironman.

I'd love to see a far future Sci-Fi movie based upon something like that as well, e.g. individual troopers bouncing in, and fighting against Ogre-like large, well protected armored vehicles, or some other really dangerous force.

Unconventional warfare at its finest.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2012 6:55 p.m. PST

The trailer looks good.

Never saw #2, or #3, so need to do that first, but I'll watch it.

Surprised it is going direct to DVD. Would love to see it on a big screen, since the CG look very nice.

Thanks for sharing, Armand.

richarDISNEY17 Jul 2012 7:18 p.m. PST

I'll see it!

Stryderg17 Jul 2012 7:24 p.m. PST

@ Mako11 You might want to read a few reviews and reconsider #2 and #3. Watch the Roughneck Chronicles instead.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2012 8:36 p.m. PST

Glad you had enjoy it boys!
Remember that the war against the bugs began when they destroyed Buenos Aires-Argentina?
The "heroe" (Rico) of the first movie (and the sequels)was Argentine!


DontFearDareaper Fezian Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 11:19 p.m. PST

Well, it certainly looks better than the other direct-to-video releases in the (for lack of a better term) "franchise".

Covert Walrus17 Jul 2012 11:45 p.m. PST

Tango01, in the original book, Johnny Rico was a Filipino.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2012 2:17 a.m. PST

Yea, I heard #2 and #3 were bad, but still need to check them out, just for completeness.

Surely, it can't be any worse than The Blob, or some of the other movies I've seen (at least I hope not).

DontFearDareaper Fezian Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 3:04 a.m. PST

Don't bet on it Mako11. I tried a couple of times to get through #3 when it was showing on HBO and always wound up turning the channel after 15 minutes or so.

I read somewhere that #2 and #3 where made by members of the special effects team from the original theatrical release. They had no budget to work with and it showed from script and actors to special effects (or lack thereof). This one looks like its being produced by the guy who played Rico in the first movie.


Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2012 7:35 a.m. PST

Yea, I suspect you may be correct.

I know the reviews have been horrible, so I appreciate you all trying to save me from myself, and/or the producers.

DontFearDareaper Fezian Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 8:17 a.m. PST

Not sure what Juan Rico was ethnically in the book, but he lived in Argentina at the time he enlisted and his mother was killed when the bugs destroyed his hometown of Buenos Aires.

The Hobbybox Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 2:31 p.m. PST

Want to like, will probably hate it.

The animation in the trailer doesn't look much better than the cut scenes in many 'mid range' X-Box games.

If they've used their best in the trailer, then the stuff in the main body of the film will be very shaky.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2012 8:11 p.m. PST

I didn't know that my friend Covert Walrus!
So Rico was born in Philippins?
What was he doing in Buenos Aires? (smile).


Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2012 4:56 p.m. PST

Tango, in the last few pages of the book Johnny Rico says his native language is Tagalog--which is a tongue spoken on Luzon, Philippine Islands. His father was a businessman, and probably moved the family to where his business was headquartered--Buenos Aires.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2012 10:13 p.m. PST

Many thanks for the info my friend.
He didn't look as a Philippine at all!.


wballard Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 5:48 a.m. PST

I've always thought the Tagalog bit was to throw a bit of spin at cultural bias, at least for those astute enough to catch the linguistic reference.

Starship Troopers was also on the reading list at the US Army Command and General Staff College in 1985. I was TDY to Ft Leavenworth and found the book store for the college. I was surprised to see it on the posted reading list.

Ghostrunner19 Oct 2012 10:47 a.m. PST

There wasn't any mention of Rico's family ever living in Buenos Aires.

In fact, in the book, when he first learns of BA getting wiped out, it doesn't occur to him to think he's lost anything personally. It is only later that he learns his mother was there.

Rarely did Heinlein ever make a point to make nationality/ethnicity a focal point of his novels. Except that the women were always redheads…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2012 11:39 a.m. PST

Thanks for your guidance Ghostrunner.


Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2012 2:32 a.m. PST

Just watched it, and thought it was okay.

The plot had a few good twists, and the actions scenes were pretty decent too.

Good fodder for some scenarios for Sci-Fi gaming.

Lookingglassman30 Oct 2012 5:21 a.m. PST

Loved it and thought it would have made a greaat live action movie.

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