Starship Troopers R

The only good bug is a dead bug.
Starship Troopers
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  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 6, 1997
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Columbia TriStar Home Video

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 224,112
Rating: 3/5 -- It's still a dumb movie with pretty, wooden actors, but 20 years on Starship Troopers has more ambition than it was given credit for. Full Review
The Film Yap
Feb 11, 2019
The background of all this is one of the most openly satirical films of a director who has never lost his sense of humor. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Espinof
Aug 14, 2019
Lacks the courage of the book's fascist conclusions. Full Review
Salon.com
May 29, 2002
In its early scenes, 'Troopers 'is basically a goofy high school movie, complete with love triangles, a big game, and a school dance (and sex) after. Once they've begun infantry training, the flexing of machismo so over the top, it can only be satire. Full Review
Vice
Nov 13, 2017
Rating: 3/5 -- Gory, scary, violent sci-fi is too intense for kids. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 15, 2010
Rating: 2/4 -- The action sequences are heavily laden with special effects, but curiously joyless. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- One of the very best satires of the 1990s, if not beyond. Full Review
Alternate Ending
Jul 25, 2019

Product Description:

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (TOTAL RECALL, ROBOCOP) mixes big budget bug bashing with twisted satire of old Hollywood movies in this adaptation of Robert Heinlein's classic sci-fi novel. It's the future, Earth is at war, and the kids are all going off to fight giant killer bugs on the remote planet of Klendathu. Casper Van Diem, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, and Patrick Muldoon play some of the blandly attractive young recruits who engage in soap-opera style love triangles as they toughen up and learn to fight (and die) like soldiers. Michael Ironside is their gung-ho, one-armed leader. The real stars though, are the superbly animated bugs. Packed to the rafters with jaw-dropping special effects and insane violence, the film managed to be a box office hit though it undoubtedly left some audiences confused at Verhoeven's slyly deadpan humor. By the time Neil Patrick Harris (TV's Doogie Howser) starts marching around in a Gestapo-style uniform, for example, it will be apparent this isn't STAR WARS. What it is however, is a rousing experience for mature viewers in the properly ironic frame of mind.

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  • Sales Rank: 1,385
  • UPC: 043396019676
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