Star Raiders 2017


Star Raiders Storyline

Rocket ships, Rayguns, and Robots abound in this heart-pounding tale where the stellar adventurer Saber Raine is hired to guide three elite soldiers on a rescue mission to recover a prince and princess who have been abducted from their home world. The trail leads Saber and his allies to a planet deep within uncharted space that is inhabited by strange mutated creatures, leech-like desert marauders, renegade mercenaries, alien outcasts, and cybernetically enhanced soldiers that guard mysterious ruins of an empire long forgotten. Deep within the ruins, Sinjin, a sinister overlord freed from a cryogenic chamber that was his prison for many centuries, is now in league with the Quintari, a malevolent insectoid race known throughout the galaxy as the scourge. In possession of a powerful new energy source, Sinjin plots his revenge on the descendants of those who betrayed him in the past. Can our heroes complete their rescue mission and stop Sinijin from unleashing his fury on the universe? …

I guess everyone who took a quick look at the cast was wondering: “Wow, really, THAT Casper Van Dien? The guy from Starship Troopers and Sleepy Hollow?” And yes, this is the only reason why I sat down at a friend of mine who collects trash movies. And it didn’t take long and I got this weird “Command & Conquer 1 Cinematic” feeling. It’s been 20 years ago that Titanic actually looked kind of realistic and Starship Troopers set the benchmark for action packed CGI. And here we are in the year 2017 and are being served with visuals that could have been done by a group of self taught high-schoolers. But that’s only the first thing you notice – after this is goes on and on. This story. Sorry, I am usually a guy who tries to value even smallest mercies but no, no mercy here. This story is recycled, rehashed and wrecked – you are pulling your hair out because you just know everything ahead.


Credited cast:
Casper Van Dien Casper Van Dien
Saber Raine
Cynthia Rothrock Cynthia Rothrock
Kandra Syn
James Lew James Lew
Brit Laree Brit Laree
Sara N. Salazar Sara N. Salazar
Sarah Sansoni Sarah Sansoni
Mark Steven Grove Mark Steven Grove
Adam Lipsius Adam Lipsius
Admiral Steele
Tyler Weaver Jr. Tyler Weaver Jr.
Cordy McGowan Cordy McGowan
Kevin Sean Ryan Kevin Sean Ryan
Holly Westwood Holly Westwood
Michael Grell Michael Grell
Jax Grymm (as Mike Grell)
Andy Hankins Andy Hankins
Commander Voss
Will Beckingham Will Beckingham