From Collider: ‘Starship Troopers’ Review: Paul Verhoeven’s Classic Is Satire at Its Best

From Collider: ‘Starship Troopers’ Review: Paul Verhoeven’s Classic Is Satire at Its Best

From Collider: ‘Starship Troopers’ Review: Paul Verhoeven’s Classic Is Satire at Its Best

By Lloyd Farley

Continuing Collider’s looks back at beloved films, a fresh take at Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 sci-fi cult classic.

The cold hard truth of Starship Troopers, Paul Verhoeven‘s 1997 follow-up to his infamous 1995 Showgirls, is painfully obvious from the start: this is not Oscar bait. The acting is wooden, especially from lead actor Casper Van Dien. Denise Richards‘ performance is also suspect, playing aspiring pilot Carmen Ibanez. The only actors that stand out are the steady veterans Clancy Brown and Michael Ironside. What Starship Troopers is, though, is satire at its best, with Verhoeven masterfully weaving social commentary and potshots throughout the film.

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