STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997 U.S.) D/W: PAUL VERHOEVEN W: ED NEUMIER P: JON DAVISON/ALAN MARSHALL
This very impressive killer alien bugs vs. Earth sci-fi was less than a critical success and flopped at the box office, but will be remembered in years to come as a classic of it's kind. It also provided Michael Ironside with a great role in a major release. Based on Robert Heinlein's cult novel, it's an extremely intelligent (and satirical) look at how a society must be in order to survive a war of this magnitude. Detractors who objected to the film's "facistic" outlook obviously completely missed the point. But more importantly, there's so much amazing FX and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that you'd have to be already dead to not enjoy! Casper Van Dien stars, with Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Patrick Muldoon, Marshall Bell, Rue McClanahan, Anthony Ruivivar, Dean Norris, Gerald Ford's son Steve, Amy Smart, Dale Dye, Kai Lennox, Parry Shen and Neumier. Some of these actors are perfect for their cartoonish, insect-food roles. Join today! ROUGHNECKS was an animated tv series spin-off, and there were cheaper direct-to-video live action sequels, starting with..

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