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Flying Spaghetti Monster July 9 2013 08:36 PM

Starship Troopers (1997) is coming back to Theaters...
 
But there are two catches:

It's only for one showing (8/15)

and it will be riffed by Rifftrax, which actually, for me, is icing on the cake. The film is hilarious, sharply satirical, and over the top as it is.

Let's not forget it has Michael Ironside, who is the greatest actor ever. ;)

Harvey July 10 2013 01:06 AM

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I think it's a great movie that's in on the joke. It doesn't need riffing. I saw a film print of it in 2012 for its fifteenth anniversary and it was a blast.

Flying Spaghetti Monster July 10 2013 01:13 AM

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Harvey wrote: (Post 8357632)
I think it's a great movie that's in on the joke. It doesn't need riffing. I saw a film print of it in 2012 for its fifteenth anniversary and it was a blast.

I actually think that's a good point. Still, it might be fun.

trevanian August 1 2013 06:05 PM

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Since 1997 was for me the pinnacle year for VFX, especially spaceship VFX, and since it was mostly miniature work supplemented as needed with CG, I'd love to see TROOPERS on a big screen.

But I'd prefer seeing 2001 again that way even more, especially a 70mm print.

Mr. Laser Beam August 1 2013 06:16 PM

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Harvey wrote: (Post 8357632)
I think it's a great movie that's in on the joke.

Which is precisely the problem, as the novel was not a joke.

Flying Spaghetti Monster August 1 2013 09:41 PM

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Well, no, it's not a problem. The thing about Veerhoven is that he will see that almost all science fiction is inherently satire. That's his great gift.

Mysterion August 1 2013 10:32 PM

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Classic novel written by a master of the genre.

Awful, awful movie.

Mr. Laser Beam August 2 2013 03:43 AM

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Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: (Post 8456119)
Well, no, it's not a problem. The thing about Veerhoven is that he will see that almost all science fiction is inherently satire. That's his great gift.

Not in this case.

Hound of UIster August 2 2013 04:44 AM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 8455030)
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Harvey wrote: (Post 8357632)
I think it's a great movie that's in on the joke.

Which is precisely the problem, as the novel was not a joke.

Its premise should be treated as one. Veerhoven at least made the right call.

Mysterion August 2 2013 04:44 PM

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Hound of UIster wrote: (Post 8457775)
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 8455030)
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Harvey wrote: (Post 8357632)
I think it's a great movie that's in on the joke.

Which is precisely the problem, as the novel was not a joke.

Its premise should be treated as one. Veerhoven at least made the right call.

Why should the premise of Starship Troopers be treated as a joke? What is your reasoning here?

scotpens August 2 2013 05:08 PM

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Mysterion wrote: (Post 8459518)
Why should the premise of Starship Troopers be treated as a joke? What is your reasoning here?

Three words: politics, politics, politics.

J.T.B. August 2 2013 05:23 PM

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The satirical approach is as valid as any, but I was never impressed with Verhoeven's handling of it. Over-broad, un-subtle, sensationalized and trashy, it comes across as the product of a director who fancies himself a trenchant satirist but is really just a basic schlockmeister.

crookeddy August 2 2013 05:43 PM

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trevanian wrote: (Post 8454997)
But I'd prefer seeing 2001 again that way even more, especially a 70mm print.

Did you ever get a chance to do this? I saw 2001 in the CineramaDome last year. Looked like a brand new movie. Amazing restoration work.

marillion August 16 2013 04:48 PM

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Went and saw this last night here in Albuquerque.. Was REALLY REALLY funny.. Was good to see the MST 3K gang (albeit mostly the "B-team" IMHO) in top form... I LOVED Starship Troopers when I saw it.. I thought, taken for what it was - political satire and an homage to propaganda movies, it was really effective...

But seeing now that it has had the Rifftrax treatment? I will never see it the same way...

The best news is that there will be an encore showing in theaters on September 12, I believe...

Very much worth the money!!

DarthTom August 16 2013 05:00 PM

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^^^^

What kind of comments did they make during the shower scene?


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