Originally Posted by Gary McCoy
Military service has nothing to do with Facism, which is a brutal and ineffective political ideology, beloved of those who seek political power by oppressing and enslaving others. Paul Verhoeven never understood this, and his film was fatally flawed because of it. I for one would welcome a new Starship Troopers film, if it were made by someone who understands the essence of "service".
Originally Posted by smudge981 /t/1417959/ready-for-a-starship-troopers-reboot#post_22176098
What will the difference be? Less violence to begin with. Story here:
Originally Posted by Josh Z /t/1417959/ready-for-a-starship-troopers-reboot#post_22177537
Verhoeven had the right idea when he tossed the book in the trash halfway through. I wish I'd done the same.
Originally Posted by archiguy /t/1417959/ready-for-a-starship-troopers-reboot#post_22178244
The movie, however, was a lot of fun and deliciously subversive. A lot of folks just didn't get it.
Originally Posted by rboster /t/1417959/ready-for-a-starship-troopers-reboot#post_22182469
AVS is not the website to discuss politics. Please remember this is a home theater website...our mission is to focus on HT hobby.
If it's not possible to discuss this film without a political discussion, then this thread will need to be closed. Sorry, but it's a slippery slope.
Originally Posted by Josh Z /t/1417959/ready-for-a-starship-troopers-reboot#post_22182785
I prefer stories about characters who have personalities and do things, and aren't just mouthpieces for the author's political diatribes, no matter what side he's on. This should not be a controversial statement to make.
As I tried to say earlier, if this reboot movie is actually faithful to the book, it will be the most boring movie ever made. Because nothing at all happens in the book, except for the main character sitting down for long-winded sermons from his teachers and his commanding officers, over and over again.
I can see why the fishing posts were deleted....Quote:
Originally Posted by archiguy /t/1417959/ready-for-a-starship-troopers-reboot#post_22183072
Yeah, I thought the trigger got pulled a little too quickly this time as well. This movie provides plenty of meaty topics for discussion, and not every bit of politics needs to be purged if it's relevant to the topic. Heck, even the fishin' posts got flushed!