Saturday, June 25, 2016

Starship Troopers (1997)

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Robert A. Heinlein

Composer: Basil Poledouris

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside, Rue McClanahan, Dean Norris, Amy Smart, Dale Dye, R. Lee Ermey

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Genocide doesn't compare to this.

Plot: Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

When I first saw this in the late 90s I didn't like it one bit.  Now I'm a fan of Verhoeven but this just felt cheap.  Now I get it.  It's a throwback to 50s sci-fi flicks and it totally works.  I enjoyed it much more this time around.  I still don't think it's a great film but it is fun.  I like it but not enough to give the sequels a try.  It looks like it all went downhill after this one.

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