“Starship Troopers” mainly exists as science fiction fodder for those that care to indulge. As far as the acting goes, the characters might as well be cardboard cutouts or action figures fighting the realistic looking, yet lackluster bugs that continuously swarm in the same manner until their attacks are completely telegraphed and shockless.
Based on the serial novel “Starship Soldier” by Robert A. Heinlein in 1959, about a man named Rico (Casper Van Dien) who enlists in the Federation (aka Army) to fight giant bugs/arachnids and to be close to his girlfriend Carmen (Denise Richards), “Starship Troopers” is visually impeccable for its time. It’s just too bad this film didn’t rely on it’s awkward interludes and piss-poor acting.
Release Date: November 7, 1997 || Director: Paul Verhoeven || Distributed By: TriStar Pictures
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Rated R for graphic sci-fi violence and gore, and for some language and nudity