Logline: Soldiers and pilots in the late 22nd Century must fight a seemingly invincible race of giant insects on an alien planet and stop them from destroying the human race. Yes, all is fair in love and war. Verhoeven was intent on slapping his audiences with the most vicious of ironies; depicting this uber-fascist future with people who look like shiny models brandishing huge guns, piloting fancy ships, declaring sickly-sweet platitudes, but ultimately having to fight terrifying arachnid beasts, in appalling conditions, who only want to tear them to shreds.
When Starship Troopers first premiered on Nov. It was an era in which you could still finish an entire enlistment without earning a National Defense Service Medal. And for good reason: Starship Troopers has everything!
On November 7,moviegoers watched as a cast of no-name actors—plus Neil Patrick Harris—went to war against a planet full of giant bugs. Most critics dismissed the splatterfest that ensued as yet another brainless action flick. Here are a few things you might not know about Starship Trooperson the 20th anniversary of its debut.
Cause I'm bored. It was the first time I saw nearly all of it. And I have to tell ya, the parts they cut out wouldn't have saved it. This patient was dead before it hit the table.
Starship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Written in a few weeks in reaction to the U. Putnam's Sons in December
Somehow during the writing process, the character of Dizzy Flores in the novel turned from a man into a gorgeous scarlet-haired badass. Sure, Denise Richards is all kinds of hot, but you never turn down the 9 who wants to jump your bones because the 10 looked at you. I could be wrong, I guess.
Just a few of the connections:. Verhoeven was only 7 when the war ended, but his memories of German-occupied Holland obviously made a deep impression on him. Back when I interviewed him for Black BookVerhoeven recalled a particularly harrowing incident when he and his family had to pass through a German blockade in order to get back home:.
It takes place eleven years after the events of the first film. Rico is now a Colonel and commands the Mobile Infantry units defending a base on the planet Roku San that comes under attack by an army of Bugs. Eleven years after the Invasion of Planet Pthe Federation was still fighting against the Bugs and had been developing new ways to defeat them, as well as increasing recruitment through use of propaganda and advertising.
Dutch-born director Paul Verhoeven has assembled a long and varied oeuvre of Hollywood hits everything from blatantly beavercentric Basic Instinct  to the subtle sexual saturation of Showgirls . The excitement of battle rarely wanes in Troopersand when there is a lapse in the spectacular and gross special effects, the pause only serves to increase the impact of the next grand mal attack. Starship Troopers is a seizure ready to strike. Nude - as Djana'D.