What's the point of a less violent Starship Troopers?

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We feel that it's pretty safe to say, if you have to make a Starship Troopers movie without crazy violence, then you have no business making a Starship Troopers movie in the first place. And yet, Toby Jaffe, producer of the latest Starship Troopers reboot, disagrees, because money.


In an interview with Empire, the producer explained why this movie would be playing it safe:

The more expensive a film is, the harder it is now to make it that violent. With Recall in particular, we made a conscious choice to keep it tonally closer to something like Minority Report. It gives the studio, and us as producers, the opportunity to reintroduce it in a new way.

Awful. Nudity and violence are as much a part of the Troopers world as an unhinged Casper Van Dien. True, the movie is still in very early development, and Jaffe is promising that this reboot will be much closer to Robert A. Heinlein's original book. But we don't know if we're ready to let go of gratuitous nudity and bugs shoving their talons into the skulls of the Earth's youths. We just can't imagine a word without green bug blood splattered all over the sculpted torso of Rico.



Especially if they don't use the mothefucking power armor and not have them use actual tactics (mass rush and standing around in a circle shooting at aliens is not a tactic) and heavy weapons.