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Movie Series - Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers is a 1997 Academy Award nominated science-fiction-action film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, and starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. The movie is loosely based on the controversial novel of the same name by Robert A. Heinlein.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers_(film)
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1 Heinlein Anyone? Had nothing to do with the Books
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2 Second Movie Nothing to do with the first movie OR Heinlein!
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Civil War Tactics The Humans are using 1800's tactics in the future
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5 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 The second movie ("Hero of the Federation") was the BTF point. It actually would have made a decent sci-fi/horror "B" movie on its own, but it sucked compared to the first movie -- and putting it in the Starship Troopers series made comparisons inevitable. The third movie, "Marauder," was miles better in that it brought in the concept of mobile armor suits that operated like miniature spaceships (like the book), but it still wasn't as good as the first movie and the damage was already done. If anyone ever decides to make another Starship Troopers movie and do some ret-conning in the process, the second movie is the one they need to ignore. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 3, 2010, 2:04 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I agree with the reason that this had little to do with the books, but the reason about the antiquated war tactics is equally as valid. I'll add another: the logic doesn't really work out for a bunch of stuff. The stated logic regarding why only soldiers are allowed to vote doesn't really work in the book or the movie: it is said that this system is used because it ensures a balance of power, and "the maximum amount of power that you can wield is equal to the maximum amount of responsibility that you can accept for wielding it." This doesn't quite work, because I can presumably vote again and again and again, and affect neither society nor myself in the least (think everyone who voted for Ron Paul in the 2008 election), however if I die to pay for this, I am permanently affected by this irrevocably, even though my ability to vote had no effect. If they had just said something trite like "if you're brave enough to hold a gun and get shot at you're responsible enough to cast a ballot" I'd have brought it more. The thing about women being better pilots in High G environments is questionable as well: not because I have a problem with women being portrayed in such roles, but because at the level of the forces that we're dealing with, the slight advantage that women have over men in high g conditions would be moot, and you'd probably be better off using pilotless vehicles run by AI or broadcast signals from mother ships that remain in orbit. It's like saying "I'm going to fire a bullet at you at the speed of light, what would you rather have as armor, iron or steel?" Of course, some of these comments veer off into the book too, so I'm going to stop here. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on April 29, 2009, 4:10 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Probably one of the greatest movie franchises of all time. I'm waiting on the Blu-Ray Collectors edition boxed set. Can't believe the third movie went straight to DVD in August 2008. It was such a hoot. Reminded me of the new Indiana Jones. -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on April 16, 2009, 11:13 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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