Back in 97 when the first Starship Troopers film came out, I immediately fell in love with it and I've seen it countless times since. I gave Starship Troopers 2 a try and it was one of the first movies I ever ended up shutting off part way through. Fast forward four years and we have a new Starship Troopers film, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder with....Casper Van Dien reprising his role as Johnny Rico! I couldn't be more happy. I saw the initial previews and they...Left a bit to be desired, but I was still anticipating this film. I ended up watching it today and while the character of Johnny Rico wasn't in it as much as I'd have liked, it was almost on par with the first entry into the series. It was actually a good film. (Remember, Starship Troopers is meant to be a campy, cheesy parody.) And then....The last twenty minutes came along and ruined almost the whole thing. Teh spoilerz! Oh knoes! ....They encountered the "God" bug. That's when it all fell apart and went into silly season. The praying over top of the action sequences, the praying to begin with. Really, up until that point it was almost the same caliber as the first ST flick. My ONLY complaint would have been the lack of Rico's character being used. But once those last twenty minutes or so came into play, the film lost a lot of my interest and even felt like a different movie. Another thing that irked me was the borderline crazy Admiral who remained in power, even after framing an innocent man for an attack. (Unless the attack really did happen and they just used some camera work to make it look as though the Sky Marshall was there.) Aside from the aforementioned spoiler, the film held me up until that point and I was even thinking I wouldn't mind picking it up in blu ray to see how it looked in HD. This is one of those very rare occasions when a film's ending almost completely ruins the rest of the movie for me. I could pretend the last twenty minutes or so never happened, but then where would I get closure? All in all, if you were a fan of the first ST film, I recommend giving this one a go and see for yourself how it turned out. You may or may not like the ending, who knows. There are worse ways to kill an hour and forty-five minutes however. Edit: How the hell do I mark a spoiler?