Starship Troopers is Paul Verhoeven at his most satirical, violent and bloody. As an action film it’s great and always entertaining with a story that keeps the adrenaline pumping. As a science fiction film it’s got a bit of everything, spaceships, aliens and visuals that not only stand up to the passage of time but could rival some modern blockbusters. But for me the best thing in this film is its satire, like many of Verhoeven films its highlight is satire as it is both funny and a fascinating insight into how different ideologies might look in the future. Whilst the acting wasn’t great I don’t care because the characters are great and dialogue is both quotable and so funny it can put tears into a grown man’s eyes. Kill’em kill’em all!
Rasczak: “You. Tell me the moral difference, if any, between the citizen and the civilian?”
To start do you remember the first film in 1997 which was super violent and fun to watch with great lines and visuals which was a signature of Paul Verhoeven’s work, then there was a sequel and it was terrible and then a 3rd film came out and was a little better but still really bad. Well basically this film is what the other films should have been about and I found myself really enjoying the action of this film and its general story which was actually pretty good and worked well in the Starship Troopers universe.