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08/05/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Our Daily Free Stream: Paul Verhoeven - Starship Troopers. Paul Verhoeven verfilmte zuletzt Elle nach Philippe Djian. Zurück im europäischen Arthaus Kino! Sein Höhepunkt in Hollywood aber war Starship Troopers! - Ehre, wem Ehre gebürt: Starship Troopers ist der gewalttätigste Film für Kids, der je gemacht wurde! Das Geschehen ist genau abgestimmt auf die Vorlieben Elfjähriger und genau so sind die Romane von Robert A. Heinlein auf denen Paul Verhoevens Film beruht. Wir schreiben den Beginn des nächsten Milleniums (also unseres "Zeitalters"). Die Erdbevölkerung befindet sich im Krieg mit Rieseninsekten, die sich im All ausbreiten. Wir werden kolonialisiert und kämpfen ums Überleben. Wohlbemerkt: Hoch entwickelt sind diese Käfer nicht, weder in der Lage, eigene Städte zu errichten...


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12/13/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Funny, probably not on purpose.

So, I'll try and keep this brief, I really have no idea what I just saw. Yea, it was a sci-fi flick about the near future where bugs are the world's greatest enemy, so basically Ender's Game. But, first off, what wast he budget for this thing? This film looked like they dropped millions on the bugs, then said, "Oh, shit, we're broke." I'm not looking for Academy Award worthy acting, but this was some of the flimsiest that I've ever seen, I kept waiting for Denise Richards to yell, "LINE?" There were numerous scenes that rated at least a 7 on the unintentional comedy scale, and BTW, Denise Richards's character should be dead, we saw a fireball engulf the cockpit of her shuttle.

I know it sounds like I'm completely bashing this film, and it wasn't great, but it was entertaining, and ...

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01/22/2012 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

"Starship Troopers" by Yojimbo

A group of friends join up to fight for the Federation against an alien insect race. Starship Troopers is classic comedy. Unfortunately, the sly wit Verhoeven employs in this veiled parody of US militarism passed by unnoticed to the majority and it is pretty obvious that even the catalogue model cast weren't even let in on the joke; they earnestly go through all the cliches of college love triangle, military bootcamp (hilariously overseen by Clancy "MEDIC!" Brown) and on to B-Movie style interplanetary war with totally straight faces. Which makes it even funnier! The constant gore is laid on so thick that by the end it's just Itchy & Scratchy silly (my favourites are the flying bug decapitations!) and by the end you're feeling sorry for the bugs suffering at the hands of a Gestapo trenchc...

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12/25/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Starship Troopers review

John "Johnny" Rico (Casper Van Dien}, his girlfriend Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards) and best friend Carl Jenkins (Neil Patrick Harris) attend high school in Buenos Aires. Fellow student Dizzy Flores (Dina Meyer) is in love with Rico. Carl, having psychic powers, is assigned Military Intelligence for scientific research on the Bugs. Sergeant Zim (Clancy Brown) is in charge of the Mobile Infantry training.

The dark comedy scenes were hilarious but the dull screenplay and lack of a better character build-up just ruins the film. Some good lines from the film: Jean Rasczak – “Figuring things out for yourself is practically the only freedom anyone really has nowadays. Use that freedom.” “Never pass up a good thing.” It was preposterous in some ways when it comes to how cheap human l...

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08/03/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Almost, but not quite perfect

"Arachnids" and humans are at war, and "Johnny Rico" (Casper Vab Dein) has decided to join the military to fight the "bugs." Even though his parents, especially his father (Christopher Curry), object it and order him to go on vacation. He refuses, and joins the military.

He joins his beautiful girlfriend (Denise Richards), in military training. However, after taking an exam, he is assigned to Mobile Infantry, while she is assigned to Flight School. He is also joined by his best friend (Neil Patrick Harris, and his female football team mate, "Dizzy" (Dina Meyers), who tries to make him forget "Carmen" (Richards).

Now, after not being the best soldier-in-training and making a huge mistake resulting in the death of a fellow soldier, "Rico" decides to stick with the service as things ...

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12/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Starship Troopers

Even though it's too light for a science fiction film, I liked it a lot. The political messages here are obvious but they ring true, especially in today's world. There were some extraordinary special effects here for a film that was released in 1997. What dragged this film down is its first hour: the high school drama and romance didn't work for me. I know that the filmmakers were trying to establish the characters' innocence (or naivete, depending on how you see things) but an hour of it is a little too much. The film's last hour is amazing and it did keep my attention. I also liked the little interruptions such as the "if interested, continue" bit. It made me chuckle at times because of how ridiculous it is. If you like blood and guts, without edginess and darkness, this is the movie fo...

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08/30/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Do YOU Want To Be A Citizen?

Okay this is the ONLY space/war movie that I will EVER see that will come anywhere CLOSE to my love for Ripley's second bout with the Xenomorphs in Aliens. I loved everything about this movie. From the opening to the very last scene I was caught up in the whole "Join up in the mobile Infantry, be a Citizen!", as well as Johnny Rico's(Casper Van Dien) retort to the "live and let live" anti-war sentiments as he says, "...I say KILL EM ALL!". I enjoyed everything about this movie from the Narrator as a "character" (Would You Like To Know More?), I hadn't seen it done that way before. I loved the whole "Joining up means you become a Citizen with a Citizen's rights and priviledges" idea, but then again I'm one of those people who think that it should be mandatory for everyone to go to one year...

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