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Starship Troopers (1997)

November. 07,1997
| Adventure Action Thriller Science Fiction

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".


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I know it's a bold statement, best movie of all time.. but after watching it 1,000 times, and a lot of soul searching, I stand by it. If you don't understand this masterpiece, you are ignorant of history, the nature of humanity, and the dire message that we really need to grasp. Just look at the history of Paul Verhoven. Look at RoboCop and Total Recall. Same message, same staying power of a masterpiece. So if you don't comprehend this movie, it's above your head. Go back to sleep, sheeple.


A group of futuristic soldiers are sent to a planet to attack bug-like aliens called Arachnids after a meteorite hits Earth. Loosely based on Robert Heinlein's novel of the same name, the film goes with a satirical approach to highlight the militaristic fascism of soldiers attacking aliens.The film is directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeir, who previously collaborated with each other for the sci-fi classic Robocop. What Robocop is for yuppy consumerist culture, Starship Troopers is for the war on terror.There's an excellent use of satire with an information based advertising system which shows hilariously cheesy propaganda against the bug like creatures. The film follows Johnny Rico who joins the military to become a 'citizen' and also to impress a beautiful girl. However, another girl is also attracted to Rico and she joins the infantry with him, which creates a love triangle between the characters. This storyline is intentionally hammy and it's all done to satirise how youth is a cog in the machine when it comes to military recruitment.This is an excellent sci-fi satire that's rather under appreciated although I believe it has become increasingly popular over the years.

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A very misunderstood movie, it's a satire and a very good one! It has a very nice look to it, and the effects were awesome at the time. If you "get it" it's a really funny and enjoyable ride, while also being a good sci-fi action movie.


I was a bit confused at the beginning of the movie how to make such a movie but then I quickly realized that all this is just satire and had to laugh pretty hard even disregarding this aspect is a crafty fantastic movie the effects look better from as many films come out these days and I'm just impressed bins that everything was possible in 1997. You can actually say what you want about Paul Werfen's films but they are never boring and there is always a moral in it without the message being thrown in our faces. And even if you can not just watch the movie sit back and relax and you have two hours of great entertainment or you can seriously take a look at the topic seriously and think seriously about what is said and done there and there is something for everyone there. Of course, probably most people will be overly concerned with the image because many people have a problem with people getting shot in front of the camera, but I have a problem with it if the movie has a stamp and is no more brutal than a Disney cartoon. At no second boring a still very current message with very fresh ideas effects that are just wonderful and probably will look so good in 20 years. Who has not seen this movie has clearly missed something