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Starship Troopers 1997
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  • Paul Verhoeven
  • November 6, 1997
  • 129 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
The only good bug is a dead bug.
Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

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This is what we call a b-movie sci-fi film but is it fun ? hell yeah! the visuals are bad, the dialogue is corny, it has Meyer boobs and great action, very enjoyable and solid

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Such a good and fun movie. Lot's of gore but also jokes and good spirit. Some parts kind of drag a little, specially those long and boring battles that become monotonous almost instantly, but those moments are few and far between. The effects hold up great and are a perfect mix of nostalgia, goofy CGI and genuine great looking practical effects. Also it takes some balls from the creators to end the movie with nothing really resolved and with the protagonists not being the one that saved the day.

I'm from Buenos Aires and I say, kill 'em!

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Starship Troopers is something of a guilty pleasure - I know by most objective measures it's not a great movie, but for brain-off action and sheer entertainment it is pretty irresistible.
As NotoriousX put it elsewhere in these comments - "How a gory, cliche filled, fascist dream can be so entertaining is beyond me, but entertaining it is..."

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