Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The only good bug is a dead bug.
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".
There are two reasons why I dislike James Cameron’s Titanic: The first, and obvious reason is that it isn’t a very good film, but most importantly it was responsible for me missing out on seeing Starship Troopers on the big screen. So popular was Cameron’s behemoth that every other film was sold out thanks to people being unable to get into see Winslet’s breasts and DiCaprio’s bad acting.
The sheer spectacle of Verhoeven’s bug-blasting epic would have blown my mind on the big screen but thankfully it is still an undisputed joy at home too. Even back in ‘97 it surprised me how few people really got the film. Not only was Verhoeven very well known for his playful and…
When you watch and read a lot of science fiction, you start to realize that visions of the future are almost always dark and depressing. Writers tend to take the problems and fears of modern society and magnify them for these larger than life science fiction tales. What I love most about Starship Troopers is that it presents a complex view of the future . It finds the time to comment on our recent past by showing how the human race progresses on some issues and slides backward/stagnates in others. It's also just a fun, action-packed space adventure, full of decently characterized humans and just enough information about the society/world they occupy to be hooked from the start.
Oh, Starship Troopers, let me count the ways I love you:
* That poor cow.
* The greatest Space opera in the last 15 years
* The [CENSORED] brain probe moment.
* Doogie Howser, Space Nazi
* "They sucked out his BRAINS!"
5. It's 5 ways. Do you want to know more?
The Troopers go to war off the back of reports that a devastating attack is, and will continue to wipe out their way of life. The aliens breed in unspeakable numbers, speak an unintelligible language and live in dusty, uninhabitable places, caves even. The foul beasts that pose such a terrible threat are only interested in one thing; the destruction of mankind. Obliterating them and their home is the only way to survive. Fervent patriotism is sparked by information showing the enemies power. Thank God this is only a film. No Government would ever be so naive to do such a thing in real life.
Verhoeven meshes together trashy 50's sci-fi sensibilities with scathing satire on America's modern day political…
I’ve been avoiding Starship Trooper for years, for no rational reason. Looking back, I think it’s probably because of the previous year’s blockbuster, Independence Day. I’ve never been a big fan of the blockbuster alien blasting action adventure genre, and the endless clips, trailers, and media hype for Independence Day kind of turned me off ( still haven’t watched it ). When Starship Troopers came around, I kind of dismissed it without further investigation.
I’ve always been a hard sci-fi fan, and 5 or 6 years ago a friend lent me Heinlein’s The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. I fell in love with that novel, and Heinlein’s particular form of political and sociological commentary. After reading his seminal Stranger In…
Highly underrated sci-fi adventure, that delivers some of the coolest, most exciting battle sequences ever made for the big screen. Just the fact that I've seen it about ten times by now should speak for how much I love it.
What makes it so special and outstanding is that, unlike most other films within the genre, it actually has some genuine intelligence to it. Okay, so it's not Oscar material script-wise, but it's got such an incredibly cool and exhilarating story, while cleverly satiring political propaganda films (like those produced by the Nazis during WWII). So don't mistake this for just another dumb action movie, because although it may look like one on the surface, this film has lot to…
Just like the the other films in the franchise a better cast and a bigger budget could have for-filled this sci-fi films potential, as it is it just falls a little short. It is however despite its flaws still a guilty pleasure of mine it has a certain charm that draws me in from time to time mainly when there is nothing else on.
Literally terrible, yet oddly entertainning
One of my all time favorite science fiction films. Bugs man.
As featured on MBDS Showcase #1
Still the best
First time I saw Boobs in a movie.
and wait isn't that Doogie Howser?
Seriously, I love this movie. it is a straight up military scifi drama with comedic overtones. if you ask me what my favorite futuristic military drama is, Starship troopers. if you ask me what the best bug featured movie is, you get the point. It's a great movie and a great watch. and the song ain't so bad either
Another childhood favourite that doesn't stand the test of time.
The cheesiness of the whole thing guarantees quite a bit of fun, but it's just not as highly entertaining as it used to be and it's just too obvious and not intelligent enough to be satire.
It's just Paul Verhoeven going "Look, kids squashing bugs! Get it?!".
Watched on Bluray.
Bloody hell! The quality of the picture is unreal. as always the CGI stands out amazingly in HD.
A comic book story, told in a comic book fashion, with gross out blood and gore. Bloody fantastic.
The Earth is at war with big, ugly space bugs. our fascist regime sends off an armada of battle cruisers to blow the shit out of the bug planet.
The story is told through the eyes of 3 friends. 1 is a pilot, 1 is in the secret service and the last is a grunt.
'Do you want to see more?' then grab a copy of this crazy over the top, Paul Verhoeven classic, rip open your bag of popcorn and enjoy.
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