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Starship Troopers, and several of the sequels can also be streamed free on Sony Crackle. I generally prefer Crackle btw because the sound is less range-compressed and distorted on my system, and it doesn't require registration. Registration may reduce the number of ads though. This contains some adult content btw.

My recent review of one of the animated sequels...

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Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) - Streamed free w/ads on Crackle

One of two animated direct-to-video followups to the 1997 Verhoeven movie about space soldiers battling giant bugs. Animation was decent for a lower budget production. But definitely on the gamier side, with alot of mocap. Rendering quality was not the best, and pretty dark, dingy and colorless for the most-part. And not that interesting to look at.

This is very skippable imo, unless you're really in the mood to watch animated soldiers battling big, poorly-rendered insects, and have nothing else better to watch.
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Some SF movies that can currently be streamed free on The Roku Channel include: The Fifth Element, Starship Troopers, Mars Attacks!, and District 9. Some of these are quite violent, and may not be suitable for youngsters. The search tool is your friend on these.
Fifth is a great Movie too bad sound is not as good as it should be.
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The Planet Hunting Machine

Real-life but could make a decent sci-fi film with a little tweaking.
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Saw Terminator: Dark Fate this morning at the cheap show with no IMAX or 3D sound. There were some things I didn't like about it. But for the most part, I liked it. It is uber violent though (which is one of the things I didn't like so much). And uber noisy. And an assault on the senses. And the SQ was not that great at the theater where I saw it. So it was pretty hard on my ears.

I have seen all of the movies in the franchise btw, multiple times. And I think T2 and Salvation are probably still my favorites. This was not bad though. FYI, it does rehash alot of ideas from the other films. I would give it another look when it comes out on home vid.

This is the first movie I've seen in a theater in about 10 years.
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Thanks, I'm going to give this one a shot. You mentioned Salvation as one of your favorites. That one seems to take a lot of guff but I like it as well.
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The Fifth Element (and Stallone's Dredd) is just a fun action movie to myself; I don't even consider it sci-fi. Not serious sc-fi, anyway...
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I re-watched The Matrix last night. Is there any effects heavy sci-fi movie that old that holds up remotely that well? It still looks incredible today.

Deep Rising, even on a crappy bluray, is still very impressive and fun. Maybe more horror, though.
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... just proof of Sturgeon's law...
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Edit: I checked, Kipling said 80% of everything was garbage and Sturgeon increased that to 90%.

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The Fifth Element (and Stallone's Dredd) is just a fun action movie to myself; I don't even consider it sci-fi. Not serious sc-fi, anyway...
Add Karl Urban's version of Dredd in there too.
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Deep Rising, even on a crappy bluray, is still very impressive and fun. Maybe more horror, though.
Sci-fi horror is legit.
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Speaking of holding up, I'd like to throw Enemy Mine on that pile.
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Speaking of holding up, I'd like to throw Enemy Mine on that pile.
Second that.

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Speaking of holding up, I'd like to throw Enemy Mine on that pile.
Enemy Mine was a great, under appreciated movie. A buddy of mine and I used to talk to each other in Gossets gurgling R rolling manner. I miss those days when the message was hope. I never understood why it wasn't bigger.

Must be the quadrants.
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Enemy Mine was a great, under appreciated movie. A buddy of mine and I used to talk to each other in Gossets gurgling R rolling manner. I miss those days when the message was hope. I never understood why it wasn't bigger.



Must be the quadrants.
Great movie.


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Thanks, I'm going to give this one a shot. You mentioned Salvation as one of your favorites. That one seems to take a lot of guff but I like it as well.
I look forward to hearing whatever thoughts you feel like sharing on it.

One other mistake I made was sitting too close to the screen. I was sitting almost in the middle, not quite halfway to the back of the theater. And it was still hard to follow what was goin on in some of the faster action scenes.

I must say that the quality of theaters, at least the ones I can afford, have not improved much in the last 10 years since the last time I visited one. The picture is still dim and not always in focus. And SQ is still awful, unless you're willing to pay the extra $10+ for the higher quality screenings with 3D sound and what-not, I guess. The picture isn't as big in my home. But the image and sound quality are still miles better there (and so is the food). So I won't be in a huge rush to go back again.

I didn't actually intend to see the new Terminator when I went btw. I was planning to watch the new animated Addams Family. And had forgotten that Dark Fate just came out. There were plenty of seats available at the first screening though. So figured I'd give it a try.

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Deep Rising, even on a crappy bluray, is still very impressive and fun. Maybe more horror, though.


Found this while lookin for some other undersea type movies. Movie is scheduled to bow January 10th. That is Kristen Stewart of Twilight btw, with the platinum buzz cut and spectacles. AVS thread.

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Some other under and over-the-sea movies for your consideration. Feel free to give a thumbs up or down on these, or suggest some others...

The Abyss
Battleship
Below
Deep Star Six
Leviathan
The Little Mermaid (really more fantasy, but thought I'd include it just for fun)

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Sphere
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Virus
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Waterworld
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Enemy Mine was a great, under appreciated movie. A buddy of mine and I used to talk to each other in Gossets gurgling R rolling manner. I miss those days when the message was hope. I never understood why it wasn't bigger.

Must be the quadrants.
Sci-fi, critics hate/ Don't understand sci-fi. The film did resonate with a lot of trekkies, and sci-fi readers but it wasn't Star Wars, no spectacle. I own a copy of the blu-ray.
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