Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

Gear up and head out! This week on At Least You Tried we watch Lance’s pick of the straight to video Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, a movie that despite coming out eleven years after the original looks MUCH worse. If you ever wondered what an advanced space bug religion might look like this is the movie for you.

Join up and do your part as we reunite with Johnny Rico and his roughnecks. Johnny played by the chiseled chinned Casper van Dien is the only familiar face in this installment in the Starship Trooper universe. Now a Corporal in the mobile infantry he must contend not only with the bugs but with the corrupt upper echelons of the Terran Federation.

Unlike the second Starship Troopers movie Marauder returns to a more action oriented sci fi romp. Unfortunatly our kickass action scenes are interrupted by desert wanderings and boring hamfisted political intrigue. To it’s credit the movie is fairly self aware of its corniness. So if you think it’s a good day to die then suit up and become citizens with us. What’s wrong, you wanna live forever?

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It’s not often that a movie we watch for this podcast can remind us so much of our favorite movies.  That is the case with Alex’s pick for this week, a Netflix exclusive called Naked starring Marlon Wayans which Jonathan insists is the spiritual successor to Groundhog Day.

The movie is about a substitute teacher named Rob, played by Wayans, who slacks his way through life not giving too much effort to anything… That is until he is stuck repeating the same hour time and time again. He only has an hour until his wedding day, his father in law hates him, there’s a plot against him, and he’s naked inside of a hotel elevator.

I honestly expected NOTHING from this movie and thought it was Alex was just trolling us, I have never been so wrong. The movie was not only enjoyable but possibly one of the best things we’ve watched. The parallels between it and Groundhog Day are clear and its definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan of that film. While it’s no classic, it’s definitely worth an hour and a half of your time and that’s the best we can ask from any of these movies.

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