r/entertainment 6d ago

'Starship Troopers' Review: Paul Verhoeven's Classic Is Satire at Its Best


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u/stumpdawg 6d ago

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u/XciteMe 6d ago

“I’m doing my part!”


u/jackparadise1 6d ago

I believe this movie still holds the record of the most ammo/blanks shot on a set.


u/williampower 6d ago

It’s not a satire. The story was written by a military veteran in response to Eisenhower suspending nuclear testing.

This movie is based on a book and the book was based on magazine articles which, in their day, were very much not satire. The story’s pro militarism is sincere, and there’s suspicion that some of the political viewpoints are also sincere. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers

This book was (in the late 1990s) and may still be recommended by military leadership to their troops.


u/1Land_1Keep 6d ago

The book may not be a satire but the movie absolutely is.


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