I watched this film expecting it to be bad. I remember getting excited about 'Starship Troopers 2' and being horribly disappointed. So, I wasn't expecting much from this, but I enjoyed it, to a degree. The beginning didn't start that well, I found myself contemplating turning it off or skipping ahead. I managed to stick with it and began to like some of the characters and wanting to know what happens. Where the second film seemed nothing like a Starship Troopers film (the only thing connecting it were one of the species of bugs), this felt much more like it - with multiple story lines, a cheesy set of actors and video clips/adverts from the federation advertising the war.
Overall, I wouldn't say this was an amazing film, but it was good fun. Don't expect anything near as good as the first, cus you won't like it otherwise. This is missing one thing that the original had plenty of... Money.