Monday, July 9, 2012

Starship Troopers (1997)

Number Rolled: 46
Movie Name/Year: Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Length: 130 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writer: Edward Neumeier, Robert A. Heinlein
Actors: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Rue McClanahan

There’s not much I can really say about this movie. I am a big fan of it, but it’s not really for everyone. It starts out with a group of high school friends deciding to join the military in order to become citizens or follow their crushes around… either way they wind up in the military fighting the forces of bugs that are threatening their way of life. It sounds a lot more stupid than it actually is.

My favorite part of the movie is the beginning, where they’re catching you up to speed through website new reels. They explain the threat and the war without making you feel like the writer thinks you’re stupid and you can’t figure things out.

It’s a campy kind of movie, but it’s cute. I hear the sequels leave much to be desired… but we’ll see.

Overall Opinion – 4.5/5

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