If your expecting this film to be of the same standard as the first film then you will be very disapointed. However, if you have seen the second one...this film is genius.
I love this film, but it was made for a very limited budget. Considering this, the bugs look good...except maybe the scorpion which looks like a styrofoam model.
The plot revolves around disgraced Colonel Johnny Rico, former hero of the federation now disgraced from a disasterous Bug attack against one of the federations outlining farm worlds. He is then recruited by Dix Howser, his former Assistent, now General and adjutant to Sky Marshal Anoke, he is sent on a dangerous mission deep into Bug territory to rescue the Ill fated Sky Marshal.
Assembling an elite group of Troopers, who i can best descride as really chib Power Rangers, Rico is given command of the Maruaders, the Federations newest weapon in the Bug war. Now...when i first saw the epic arrival of the Marauders i couldnt help but laugh myself silly, which is something you will find yourself doing frequently through the film. Or you will watch it saying "oh god no, this is awful" as there is no middle ground, you will either love or hate this.
If you have read the book i believe you will be very happy with the portrayl of the facist Federation, something i felt was lacking in the previous two films. They are evil, the epitomy of evil, but you just want them to win as they are so evil they'e just great, especially the head of intelligence, shes fantastic!
Packed with funny moments this film really made me laugh in a good way. I would recommend this film to anyone who doesnt take things to seriously, this is a fun, rediculously epic film with utter ham actors and one female trooper whose accent i cant understand at all...but i assure you, shes in it for a reason. If you remember the shower scene from the first one then you know what im talking about....if you dont, then its nudity for nudity's sake.
This film isnt for everyone but i think its brilliant.
Remember Troopers! "Gods back, and this time he's a citizen!"