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Old May 21 2010, 04:28 PM   #239
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Where did Spock go?

Actually, Starship Troopers is a pretty successful movie in most respects - it just wasn't the movie that Heinlein fans wanted. Some of the satire is wicked (and a lot of the parody is heavyhanded).

Verhoeven has always had a knack for wringing moments of both empathy and horror out of the most superficial action cliches (Murphy losing his hand in Robocop, for example). The sustained lack of feeling in Starship Troopers is neither an accident nor a misjudgment, IMAO.
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