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Starship Troopers

 

USA 1997, 129 minutes
Dir. Paul Verhoeven
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Science Fiction / Fantasy, Futurism

Topics: Gung-ho, Satire.

 

Aroview: ROBOCOP man Verhoeven's 'ironic' take on Robert Heinlein's 1959 novel about a totalitarian future society whose perfectly toned young 'citizens' wage an enthusiastic war with alien bugs.

Though tech-heads will marvel at the exhaustive CGI effects on display, the insectile enemy are a bland mob, and Verhoeven is just too much of an admirer of gung-ho culture to be an effective satirist. This party-poop view, though, continues to fall on deaf ears...

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
 

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