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Starship Troopers Review

A post-modernist, tactical criticism of American militarism and the ingrained patriotism felt by it should come as no surprise. What does come as a surprise is that Paul Verhoeven managed to shroud it so well with his cheesy, brilliant adaptation of Robert A. Heinlen’s Starship Troopers. Lambs to the contemporary slaughter, but minds of the future were far kinder to Verhoeven’s efforts at adapting this militaristic insight and how it would soon be adapted to shepherd those that enjoy the safety of belief in their country and pride within it. Starship Troopers is an exemplary piece of film because it blurs the line between friendly, explosive entertainment and darker, biting criticisms of a culture it hopes to expose and explore.

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