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Old 2012-05-03, 9:57 PM   #51
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I get pretty turned on when all those chicks are in the shower
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Old 2012-05-03, 10:00 PM   #52
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Old 2012-05-03, 10:18 PM   #53
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Starship Troopers has some smart points, but it isn't exactly stubtle with them. It pretty much hits you over the head with them.
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Old 2012-05-03, 10:20 PM   #54
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how come there is no clip of the part of the movie where they say "goddamn bugs whacked us johnny" on youtube
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Old 2012-05-03, 10:28 PM   #55
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See, I can't tell if the extra layer of, "it is a dumb desensitizing action flick because it's us we're the bad guys" was done on purpose in the film or not.

Because of the book I am inclined to think it was, in some way.
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Old 2012-05-03, 10:53 PM   #56
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oh yeah and the space vagina brain alien

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Old 2012-05-03, 11:02 PM   #57
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One more vote for Brain On and then seal the polls.
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Old 2012-05-04, 6:34 AM   #58
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I was going to see this movie but my mother wouldn't let me

it's funny because she hosted la leche league meetings at our house so it wasn't like I'd never seen boobs before

well that's my starship troopers story
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Old 2012-05-04, 7:01 AM   #59
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Old 2012-05-04, 7:02 AM   #60
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Old 2012-05-04, 7:47 PM   #61
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I set my brain to idle and my popcorn-pickin' fingers to automatic. It is nowhere near as clever a movie as it thinks it is.
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Old 2012-05-04, 10:04 PM   #62
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Starship 2 turns my brain off for me, puts me in a coma, and devolves me in a slug
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Old 2012-05-04, 10:07 PM   #63
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I was going to see this movie but my mother wouldn't let me

it's funny because she hosted la leche league meetings at our house so it wasn't like I'd never seen boobs before

well that's my starship troopers story
I love how all your stories end with "well, that's my X story"
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Old 2012-05-04, 10:15 PM   #64
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I simply don't watch Starship Troopers.
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Old 2012-05-05, 12:41 AM   #65
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how come there is no clip of the part of the movie where they say "goddamn bugs whacked us johnny" on youtube
Closest I can do:
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Old 2012-05-05, 2:03 AM   #66
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There was a 3?
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Old 2012-05-05, 2:23 AM   #67
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Starship Troopers is a movie probably made by Nazis from the dark side of the moon.
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Old 2012-05-05, 3:56 AM   #68
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I can remember doing surgery on the "should your kids go?" section of the newspaper to try and hide the fact that there was nudity and such in this fillum so I could trick my Dad into buying me and my buddies some tickets. So then we bought him a ticket too, and he completely failed at the concept of leaving out the exit door of the theater so as to hide the fact that he left a bunch of childrens at an R rated fillum.

So I vote brain on, because only with your brain on can you sink into sweet nostalgia
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Old 2012-06-27, 2:11 PM   #69
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Stop the presses everyone

http://www.movies.com/movie-news/sta...=mdcmkttwitter

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To borrow an Internet meme, if you try to remake a Paul Verhoeven movie, you're gonna have a bad time. That's not to say unequivocally that any remakes of any Verhoeven movies cannot work, but when you're talking about piggybacking off the works of a man whose films were popularized because of their jaw-slackening excess - both in elaborate production design and buckets of blood on set - it's probably not a good idea to talk about how you're toning everything down. And yet that's exactly what Totall Recall and Starship Troopers remake producer Toby Jaffe recently told Empire Magazine.

"The more expensive a film is, the harder it is now to make it that violent. With Recall in particular, we made a conscious choice to keep it tonally closer to something like Minority Report. It gives the studio, and us as producers, the opportunity to reintroduce it in a new way."

On the one, more positive hand, an effort to reintroduce something in a new way is slightly reassuring. No one wants a bald, beat-for-beat remake these days, and the need to make a profitable and marketable movie is not lost here. It's easy to imagine that the remake will be filled with more of what's above, bugs burst wide open and fluids that aren't red blood. But surely there's some middle ground between a new take and keeping with tradition. Hopefully the remake will understand that the cartoonish gore of the bugs in Verhoeven's version only serves to make the human gore all the more shocking. When people think Starship Troopers, they don't think nerf guns, they think people getting ripped limb from limb by giant, ravenous space bugs. And to that same end, when they think Total Recall, they think mutants and muscles and a weird Martian future, not Minority Report without the psychics.

The neutered violence isn't the only disheartening thing Jaffe had to say about Starship Troopers, either.

"Working in a visual-effects renaissance as we are, we have the ability to do so much more now. We can do the Jump Suits [armoured exoskeletons from Heinlein's novel], for example, which I don't think they could have done before."

First off, he's right. As Troopers effects master Phil Tippett told us, they could only afford to do either the power suits or the bugs, and Verhoeven chose bugs. But "visual-effects renaissance" just sounds like code for "we can CGI anything we want these days." And if that's the case, Starship Troopers: Invasion is already using power suits and CGI, so it's still not an entirely new way.

And yes, I realize my negativity here is very fanboyish, but that's because I'm an unapologetic lover of Starship Troopers, and all of Verhoeven's films for that matter. Remake them and rake in those built-in dollars if you must, but at least honor them. What's next, a Basic Instinct remake with no sex?
What do you think of this hot news gang? Will the remake be a turn your brain on, or turn your brain off movie? Will it honor the legacy of satire that the first film brought about? Will people overrate it because they can apply a thin level of analysis to a dumb action film?
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Old 2012-06-27, 2:20 PM   #70
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So are we finally getting a Starship Troopers movie after all these decades? Color me excited.
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Old 2012-06-27, 2:31 PM   #71
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Wait. We'll actually get to see a version true to the book, with the suits and everything? And Paul Verhoven's movie will still exist? What is that blogger's problem?
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Stop the presses everyone

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What do you think of this hot news gang? Will the remake be a turn your brain on, or turn your brain off movie? Will it honor the legacy of satire that the first film brought about? Will people overrate it because they can apply a thin level of analysis to a dumb action film?
Lol, overrated how? It is a cheesy action movie that is fine to watch, making it "so-bad-it's-good." It's hard for me to find a better movie for that purpose. The patriotism and propaganda undertones are also valid and not really ever addressed in the format of a funny action movie.
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Old 2012-06-27, 2:52 PM   #73
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Actually, what I'd really like to see is a musical adaptation of Verhoeven's film, with NPH reprising his role as a big ol' Space Nazi. Now that would be something!
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Old 2012-06-27, 3:01 PM   #74
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Stefan I didn't get a chance to say this before because I was taking an extended leave from posting but this is a really good troll thread. A pro-troll.
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Stefan I didn't get a chance to say this before because I was taking an extended leave from posting but this is a really good troll thread. A pro-troll.
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