Doug Benson Movie Interruption: Starship Troopers

1997 | USA | R | 129 min.

Showings

State Theatre Fri, Jul 28, 2017 11:59 PM
Film Info
Section:Midnight
Release Year:1997
Runtime:129 min.
Rating:R
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Verhoeven
Produced by:Jon Davison
Alan Marshall
Screenwriter:Edward Neumeier

Description

With its weirdly hilarious propaganistic satire and explosive bug-killing spectacle, this bonkers, space-faring war movie is the perfect specimen for Benson and buddies to interrupt by hurling grenades of comedic genius at the screen. Laugh with delight at the over-the-top action as the cast, including heartthrob Casper Van Dien, a charismatic Neil Patrick Harris, and 90s babe Denise Richards, joyfully use every possible weapon to blow apart giant armies of flame-spraying beetles. This gem was originally panned by critics and audiences alike, but, like many films from our most mischievous auteur, Paul Verhoeven, it has since been recognized as a work of underappreciated genius, a miracle of pop cinema with its nimble melding of anti-fascist social commentary and endless amounts of slime. On its 20th Anniversary, the themes of blind patriotism remain maddeningly relevant. One thing we know is true: the only good bug is a DEAD bug.

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