Starship Troopers Reviews
January 7, 2010
Still as kickass as in 97.
September 24, 2014
Directed in the fashion of World War II propaganda, this film feels like an epic Sci-Fi upon your first viewing. Yet, the more you get aquatinted with it, the more this movie starts to feel like your first reading of '1984'. Those who doubt this film's depth were following the vanilla vehicle Johnny Rico a little too closely. The details that trail into the background are the keys to the themes; not the blonde, square jawed doof. To get the most out of this movie simply think, "what would Rico pay attention too?", and then absorb every detail other than that. As war satire goes, this one was so good it was chastised for being a military commercial by some of the more Rico-esque reviewers.
December 3, 2013
Futuristic cop, futuristic government, and now futuristic military. A military is a bigger scale that director Verhoeven approached with his same type of direction with more visual effects to match the scale and setting. But unfortunately, that means more gores, affecting the film's level like getting almost wounded to a C+. Somewhat luckily for some reason, it survives its wounds and stays at a bit better grade. (B-)
(Full review coming soon)
August 30, 2014
This movie is stupid, but still finds a way to be fun. Also, the Special effects have aged surprisingly well.
August 27, 2014
A great military space war film!
August 5, 2014
As a piece of hammy action entertainment, it surprisingly works. As a satire of fascism and propaganda (infrequently yet quite deliberately invoked), it is at best problematic.
February 8, 2012
I hoped that this would be good because I generally like Paul Verhoeven movies.
The cast was awful, especially Casper Van Dien.
Not the worst sci-fi movie but just didn't get into it.
July 29, 2014
It's just unbelievable how many reviewers don't 'get' this movie. It's actually kind of sad. Whining about how bad the acting is... how gory the violence is... actually complaining about how 'dumb' it is. This movie is a great test of a movie critics IQ.
December 29, 2010
Starship Troopers may be a zany trip to the space or in the movies too. The only thing that made me gave this a minus half star is the graphic violence here and there. What's the blood and gore for, if you can show people getting stabbed without disgust. And I just said it's part military, part Star Trek, part Star Wars, even part monster movies of the old days. I just freaking love this!
July 26, 2014
I've never known what to make of this film. It seems to be a satire of fascism, but it is so straight-faced, one is never quite certain they don't mean it. I'd love to ask the director what he was up to.
July 26, 2014
Works because Verhoeven's thematic premise is uncompromising. There are many scenes containing obscenity and brutal R-rated stuff in the film but the skill of the director makes you overlook all those disgusting spurts occasionally, and even giggle at the inspired lunacy when the troopers eventually take the podium to fight-out the alien bugs. (Which means the first scene:p)
July 20, 2014
A great satire/action horror film, with awesome effects and enough witty predictions of the future to keep you interested.
February 15, 2007
Really fun satire. Humans vs. giant space bugs... how could you not love this.
"M.I. does the dying. Fleet just does the flying."
February 15, 2014
fucking awesome, this is the epiphany of the wretched, trapped in the eternal nightmare of the american dream, stupid kids, bad politicians all wrapped in fuzzy army lingo, this is how it begins, the end of culture, cynical reviewers please go, fuck, yourselves; in the face.
peace out, tune out, fart.
|Face of Canada||
November 10, 2012
Unexpectedly entertaining, Starship Troopers is a gory, violent B-movie that rises above the usual dross.
June 7, 2014
Starship Troopers is a dazzling Sci-Fi action picture directed by Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop). It is an ultra violent, repulsively thrilling and fun movie that in my opinion is highly underrated. Starship Troopers has the coolest battle sequences, the warfare is brutal and intense.The film has graphics way ahead of its time, thanks to a huge budget of $100 million. Sadly the film suffers from wooden acting, the unknown actors do a passable job, apart from a really annoying actress!
Starship Troopers is so over the top that its a film you just can't take seriously, however this makes it even more enjoyable. The film is based in a fascistic, militaristic future and the storyline is actually very intelligent underneath the gore and humour.
The music by Poledouris is magnificent and helps the film give off a sense of terror.
It is a well crafted, cheesy action Sci-fi flick and is definitely a film worth seeing.
April 6, 2012
Very enjoyable sci-fi satire on war propaganda which has some really intense moments of gore. The futuristic football scene is a personal favourite in showcasing the outlandish future the filmmakers created! It's a guilty pleasure in the best of ways and the special effects surprisingly still hold up! The acting is definitely not oscar worthy, but you gotta love the B-movie cheese and I personally find the movie awesome!
May 28, 2014
a feel good sci-fi movie for those who love crushing space bugs