It's difficult to defend something like Starship Troopers. On the one hand, it is a competently-made film with a satirical element that has tongue firmly in cheek. On the other, you can't deny just how ludicrous and silly it all is. Even the actors are fairly boring compared to the big story. Paul Verhoeven certainly knows how to drag a movie out though: with lots and lots of scenes of giant bugs being killed with futuristic automatic weapons. This is also one of the movies that put everyone on notice about Denise Richards. Personally, I never found her all that attractive, but between this, Wild Things and The World is Not Enough, her career was pretty much over from the get-go, despite being married to Charlie Sheen at the time and being salivated over by men. Oh well. The movie itself is a bunch of big dumb fun, and I hadn't seen it since it came out on video. I saw it recently with Rifftrax Live, and I realized why I had forgotten most of it. Not everything is memorable in it. It's just fun if you're in the right frame of mind. As far as Rifftrax goes, I don't think this one is one of their best riffings. It was good, but just not good enough.