One of the many reasons Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 film Starship Troopers still holds up is its blend of practical and digital effects. And while digital effect videos can obviously be entertaining, there’s something extra special about seeing a cool practical effect created. Especially 20 years after the fact.
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Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers is a timeless movie because it works on so many levels. Is it a kick-ass science fiction action film? Yes. Is it a subversive allegory about war? Yes. Does it have complete control of its weirdness? Absolutely. And yet, it can still be more.
Starship Troopers—that movie that you debate with your friends about whether it’s very brilliant satire or very dumb action—has had a number of sequels. The latest one is Starship Troopers: Invaders of Mars and of course it’s a CG-animated cartoon. That makes sense.
Before Johnny Rico goes off to become a bug-busting legend in the mobile infantry of Starship Troopers, he’s the star of his high school’s—well, let’s call it “space football” team. It’s weird, it’s ridiculous, and even in the short time its portrayed, the sport makes absolutely no sense. And that’s why we love it.
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So far for Senior Week, we’ve already well established that I’m a freak. Cold Han Solo, waiting in lines for hours, but this is where I go over the edge. The fact that, as a compulsive poster collector, I have more posters in my flat file than I have on my walls. So I figured it was time to give some of those posters…
The moment when you discover what Starship Troopers is really about is one of the great eureka moments in the life of any young movie dork. I’ve got vivid memories of staggering out of a suburban multiplex in 1997 and sputtering, “What the fuck was that?” To my teenage self, it was basically Saved by the Bell plus…
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Few movies bring me as much pleasure as Starship Troopers. The satire, the seemingly intentionally bad performances, the insane action and never-ending quotable dialogue... it all gels together perfectly. And that makes a video like this one so much better.
This post got me thinking about military science fiction and what I would like to see in a live action show. This hypothetical Band of Brothers in Space doesn’t have to be Starship Troopers: The Series since there are plenty of sources to draw from.
The long whispered-about Starship Troopers reboot may resurface in the form of a TV show. Starship Troopers the series, now this is something we’ve all been waiting on for a long time. Why? Because it could really work, if done just right.
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America has had plenty of experience in taking awesome Japanese anime and making terrible adaptations of them. But for every Dragonball: Evolution, Japan has also borrowed one of our properties, and desecrated it in much the same fashion. Here are eight American casualties in this cross-pop culture war.
You're not supposed to hold your head up high when you admit to liking certain movies, TV shows or books. Certain things are "guilty pleasures," because "everybody" knows they're not really good or respectable. But screw guilt — which "guilty pleasure" do you proudly proclaim your love for?
A lot of the greatest science fiction movies and TV shows have concepts you can sum up in a sentence, and it will make total sense. But books? Many of the greatest novels just sound ridiculous if you try to explain them in a single breath. What's your favorite science fiction or fantasy novel that can't be summed up…
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