Review: Starship Troopers (1997/R)

It’s an action movie? Is it a science-fiction movie? Actually it’s a satire about fascism. In 1997 Starship Troopers brust on screen with its bug blasting guns blazing. How to sum it up if someone has never seen it. Think of Star Wars with and additude. Right of the bat in the first 30 seconds this film drops you right into the action. Its loud, its noisy, its in  your face. The action and violence is extreme and over the top, that it actually makes total sense and another ingredent of a wicked social satire of war. Right now lets credit this film to one man, the brilliant director Paul Verhoeven. Without a doubt he’s one of the greatest directors of the 80’s and 90’s.  Just like Robocop this film is ultra violent but its a satire of war, in fact just watching the Fed News Net breaks thought the film are akin to World War II faschism propoganda. More over there is a part of the moive where Neil Patrick Harris (who was only  23 at the time of the shooting of the film) plays  Col. Carl Jenkins and when you see him in his uniform (and to the same most of the arm forces) is basicall in shades of the SS officers of the Natzis which also questions exactly who is the good guy and who are the bad guys in the film. Other people who get top honnors in our opinion is actor Michael Ironside  who aside from being a cool badass character in the film is also as whole a great actor who knows how to make a role totally his own. Finally we’ll say this fil while snarky and in your face is also on a meta level punishes characters who are cocky for any reason or humanise anyone who is on the surface is one note or flat. This is a perfect action film, a perfect war film, a perfect social comentary, and all around perfect film.

Starship Troopers Trailer (Tristar Pictures/ Touchstone Pictures / 1997)
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 5.9 out of 5.9

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