Starship Troopers details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dale Dye, Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Denise Richards, Clancy Brown, Jake Busey, Dina Meyer, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, Patrick Muldoon, Neil Patrick Harris, Rue McClanahan, Christopher Curry, John Cunningham, St, Lenore Kasdorf, Eric Bruskotter|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Release The Tension|
|Run time:||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Jun 2001|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, English, French|
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The just don't ...By trotsuk (117 reviews) from LONDON , 27 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The just don't make enough films like this. A clever, satircal film masquerading as a big, loud and stupid actioner. It's got guns and blood and bugs and Doogie Howzer. What else do you need?
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Dreadful. Aimed at teensBy a customer , 20 Sep 2013An awful film - another of those where teenagers straight out of school all of a sudden become the best pilot/fighter/intelligence officer in the armed forces. Gory in places - without being gruesome - but surely the army of the future could have found something better to fight the aliens with than bullets (which, as in all these sort of films) never run out!
Would you like to know more?By TechnoHippy (103 reviews) , 02 Jul 2013Let's get the fact that the film is nothing like the book out of the way. It's not, but that doesn't matter, it's a fine film in it's own right. It's silly, it's over the top, it's full of plot holes, but none of that matters. Simply put Starship Troopers is great fun to watch. The action is great, there's some relationship stuff in there just to help the pacing. For its time it's quite a gory and violent film. For me the highlights aren't necessarily the main story, but the Federal Network interludes which add a lot of character to the film. Great fun to watch, but don't bother with the sequels (although the third is almost watchable).
Get the bugBy a customer , 30 Jun 2013Flash. Bang. Wallop. What a satire of gung ho values. A few school friends sign up to fight aliens. It's action packed, and Casper's character seems to get on v well later with a Nicole lookalike. This was lavish on bleu ray. Let's hope they do 3D. Just skip Casper's cartoonish ride on the back of a v big bug/improve it.
A classic on more levels that you may be bothered to think aboutBy TheWatchman (745 reviews) from Suburbia , 17 Jun 2012Starship Troopers is set far in the future where our precious Earth is threatened by a race of giant ugly alien bugs. Therefore, we call upon our heroic young men and women of the mobile infantry to fly out into the vastness of space, wipe these aliens nasties out of existence and return triumphant.
That was the plot and the plan rolled into one.
You could be thinking thats its just another mindless action film where annoyingly attractive men and women (who should really be models than soldiers) shoot swarms of CGI monsters. And it is. Only it is and it isnt. Yes, there are plenty of breath-taking action scenes where the computer effects actually work and it really does look like the monsters are there.
However, although Starship Troopers likes to come across as just another shoot-em-up film, it does have believe it or not some deeper meaning. It pokes fun at the media, propaganda and even allows us to catch a glimpse of a utopian future which is only one step away from fascist (check out the eerily similar Nazi uniforms the officers wear).
If you liked Robocop and the way it almost threw in some tongue in cheek social and political commentary with mindless action, then you should like this. And, if youre like me, youll be repeating the slogans from the film for days to come Theyll keep fighting and theyll WIN!!!
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My reviewBy KatVon (3 reviews) , 22 Dec 2011A fantastic journey through the pressure placed on young people to join the forces and the effect it has on them as people. Lots of 'Wow' action moments, looks great and feels like a action movie should. Graphics still pretty decent even now. You will get a rush at least once this movie. Truly kick *ss!