Actors: Michael Ironside, Denise Richards
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Starship Troopers|
|Johnny Rico, (Casper Van Diem) was a citizen of Buenos Aires, and blindly in love with his class mate Carmen Ibanez, (Denise Richards). When she decided to join the fleet academy, upon thier graduation, Johnny decides to join the military as well. While these two starcrossed lovers are in training, their hometown is attacked by the "bugs" from Klandathu, which puts our hero Johnny into the mobile infantry, and in direct conflict with the bugs on their home turf. This movie has passable special effects, and alot of violent scenes. Michael Ironside puts in his typical stalwart performance, as the heros teacher and later his commander.
--Troy Viars, Resident Scholar
|In the future Earth is at war with insect-like creatures. A teen, Rico, and a couple of his friends join the military to fight these bugs. They are split up into separate branches and they each move their way up through the ranks. Then Earth is attacked. Almost 9 million people are killed. Rico is now sent into battle to destroy the bugs. Meanwhile his girlfriend is now a pilot and another friend is a scientist. Together, even though they work in different groups, they try to band together to defeat the bugs.
--Jack Bauer, Resident Scholar
|Casper van Dien and Denise Richards sign up for military service against the alien Arachnids who threaten to destroy Earth. Agreeable mindless action, but falls massively short of the book's intelligent treatment of war and soldiers.
--Artemis, Resident Scholar
|A leave your brain at the door, science fiction gore fest. Cheesy lines, bad actors but the CGI bugs and explosive battle scenes make this a thouroughly enjoyable bug hunt.
--Shane Robinson, Resident Scholar
|After graduation, Johnny Rico (Casper van Dien) Volunteers for a Mobile Infantry to do this Federal service-- but all so to win over his girlfriend, Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards),who has signed with the fleet Academy to become a starship piot. Johnny joins other Boot-camp recruits -- Dizzy Flores (Dina Meyers), who das had a crush on Johnny since school, and Ace Levy (Jake Busey). There are attacked by alin insects
--sammy morales, Resident Scholar
|It deals with ateenage couple who are (more or less voluntarily)joining futuristic Armed Forces, which gives them citizenship in a modern society that is being run by the Armed Forces. While the guy becomes a grunt and sees cruel Basic Training, his girlfriend becomes a pilot and leaves him. The guy sees action when war breaks out and falls in love with an ex-classmate who has also joined up. The guy and his ex advance thru the ranks quickly and finally face the final conflict with the evil aliens.
--John Porter, Resident Scholar
|A loose adaptation of Heinlien's book of the same name, Starship Troopers follows a group of recent high-school graduates through the military of the far-future and into battle against the Arachnid Threat.
--Brook Willeford, Resident Scholar
|A cheesy action movie, loosly based on the book by Robert A. Heinlein. Humanity is at war with a vicious alien race of giant spider-like bugs. A action packed war movie with blood, gore, flying limbs and decapitation, explosions, and guns. Not much in the way of good acting or involved plot, but a great movie if you are in the mood for maximum carnage. Rent this one when the wife/girlfriend is out and you and a couple guys want to watch stuff being blown up, and people and aliens getting pulped.
--James Xavier, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Starship Troopers|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 60%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
Working up the ranks of...
- armed forces
Invasion from human defender POV?
- overt invasion (very visible of monsters/aliens)
War and Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- gun battles
- infantry soldier
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/medium straight
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very athletic
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn, straight
- ample chest & buttocks (female)
- very tight clothes
- White (American)
- an entire race
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- is very quick
- super strength
- can fly
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
A substantial portion of this movie takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- unfriendly aliens
- empty, or nearly empty world
- very controlled society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside our solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- seeing nude male butt
- sex under blankets
- Some foul language
Kinds of F/X
- exploding bombs
- exploding spaceships
- exotic aliens
- exotic alien landscape
Is this movie based on a
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