Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Starship Troopers: A movie ahead of the times

Starship Troopers was a movie ahead of the times.  I know what you're thinking.  The book was better.  The plot was juvenile, the acting wooden.  Campy.  But watch it again and look at the details.  Embedded journalists.  Watching newsfeeds in a youtube like manner.  It was a movie that was oddly prescient in depicting how future wars are waged.  The dramatic show down where they are ambushed in hills that look like Kandahar.  The search through mountainous caverns for the leader.  Remind you of anything?

Just saying'

Some people think the movie is pro-war.  Some people think the movie is satirical and is anti-war. Why do you think they dressed Doogie Howser like Dr. Mengle?

Is this a pro or anti war statement?

Anyways, feel free to disagree, but first watch the movie with a critical eye.  Think critically about the themes and the way the movie is presented.  And remember; I'm not arguing that Starship Troopers is a good movie.  I'm just arguing that it was ahead of the times.

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