A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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…
Paul Verhoeven is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors. He has easily taken the top spot as my favorite Science Fiction Director. Am I ever late to the party. Up until about 48 hours ago the only Verhoeven film I had seen was RoboCop; which is also fantastic.
Starship Troopers is the perfect space opera. It's got a ton of action, plenty of laughs, and cheesy romance. What's not to love?
"Naked force has resolved more conflicts throughout history than any other factor."
Starship Troopers satirizes jingoism and military ideology by dressing itself up as a Nazi and making us laugh at it. From the Federal Network "Would you like to know more?" propaganda ("Join the Mobile Infantry and save the Galaxy!") to the pervasive "us vs. them" fascist mentality ("I'm from Buenos Aires, and I say kill 'em all!") to the drill instructor who misses the point of his own lessons ("The enemy can't push a button if you disable his hand!"), the film systematically reappropriates military iconography to make it laughable and expose its violent foundation. But the greatest reappropriation of all is the way Verhoeven's film itself takes…
A bombastic, satirically stlylized, and thoroughly entertaining science fiction epic, Paul Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers" offers a sly, hyper-violent ride. Revolving around a future war where humans square off against an onslaught of space bugs, the film sharply skewers the gusto with which youthful exuberance aligns with military movements while making statements about fascism and nationalistic zeal both historical and fictional. Verhoeven weaves an engrossing tale driven by special effects and its own wickedly involving sensibilities.
Taking place in a distant future where an Earth-wide military is assembled to face an extraterrestrial threat, the film focuses on a handful of young recruits as they train and, eventually, join the battle. Minor personal dramas and romances give way to the bigger picture…
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?
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.
Klassiker und immer wieder Geil!
Fern ab von jeder Logik macht der Film durch den straight durchgezogenen Stil einfach richtig Laune. Die Effekte können sich immer noch sehen lassen.
A very fun movie with B movie qualities as only Paul Verhoeven can do. It's been forever since I saw this. Extreme gore and I do mean extreme. Lots of camp. I wish Verhoeven would come back to this style.
Aunque sea un película con muchos problemas, como personajes que no destacan mucho o una que otra actuación mediocre.
Aun así se sostiene gracias a su creatividad en cuanto en trama y una acción impresionante.
La convierte en una de las obras mas entretenidas que he visto, personalmente un clásico de la ciencia ficción.
Uno de enero, dos de febrero, tres de marzo, cuatro de abril, cinco de mayo, seis de junio, siete de julio Starship Troopers.
Watched this while sick; seemed longer than I remember. Still great as always though.
Brilliant. Paul Verhoeven's greatest statement as a filmmaker. Spectacular, funny, horrifying, sexy and intelligent. But best of all, it's so prophetic that it's starting to reach near-Network level proportions. And with the Clinton/Trump election right around the corner, the film plays like the all too plausible "Republican Utopia."
Also, Casper van Dien plays his role so sexy and gay that I was drooling in my pants. See that's the magic of Verhoven- throwing *that* into the middle of all this... :)
Plus he knows exactly how to use Denise Richards in a feature film. So bonus.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
- My favorite satirical war film. Ironically, it's also a rousingly effective promotion of the entertainment of war.
- Verhoeven never aims for high intellectualism. He knows he's creating a fun sci-fi war film, highlighted by a crazy cast of caricatures. Casper Van Dien and Denise Richards are ridiculously pretty bodies acting within their genre stereotypes. Dina Meyer's does an admirable job as the gritty soldier and alt love interest. Patrick Muldoon is appropriately smarmy. Jake Busey is all grinning teeth. Michael Ironside shines as usual as the steely leader or Rasczak Roughneck's.
- Yeah, the script is prototypical and full of cliches, but it's also efficiently written and moves at an entertaining pace throughout. Screenwriter Edward Neumeier manages to…
Boy, was this one ever ahead of its time. Without question one of the most subversive blockbusters ever made; a brutal satire of American militarism disguised as brainless action spectacle. I'm very happy to be able to say I've been a super fan of this movie from the start. I mean, really, of course Verhoeven knows what he's doing!
Paul Verhoeven's ironic wit makes Starship Troopers much more darkly pointed than a certain other film about wars in the stars... However, I found it tended to suffer from the same bloat that type of sci-fi blockbuster tends to. The set-up was great, and the establishing of tone had me intrigued, but once the characters are really sent out to war and it becomes an action epic, I found myself bored by the monotonous gore. This may be because I was also distracting myself with a laptop while viewing the film, so was it my own fault rather than the movie's? I'm comfortable saying it is at least a good enough film to re-watch in the future to get to the bottom of it.
Movies that are slightly off.
I think he's attempting re-entry, sir.
It's not here because:-
1) I haven't seen it.
or 2) I didn't…