Welcome back. How ya been? This episode we’re talking Paul Verhoeven’s gory military satire, STARSHIP TROOPERS. While universally praised for its staggering special visual effects and creature design courtesy of Phill Tippet, upon initial release the film was considered a commercial and critical failure. The satirical elements were mostly misunderstood and even interpreted to mean the exact opposite of what was intended. Verhoeven’s hyper-violence and grisly combat scenes were perhaps most appreciated by gorehounds and teenagers. In the last 25 years Starship Troopers has undergone a critical reappraisal.
So, how’s the film aged since it’s original 1997 release? Listen and find out. As of this writing the film is also available to stream on Netflix. Second-half of the show begins right around the 46-minute mark and the review shortly after.
“That’s great. That’s just fucking great, man! Now what the fuck are we supposed to do? We’re in some real pretty shit now man! Game over man, game’s fucking over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?” It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 386!
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