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Old July 9 2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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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.
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Old July 10 2013, 01:06 AM   #2
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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.
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Old July 10 2013, 01:13 AM   #3
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Re: Starship Troopers (1997) is coming back to Theaters...

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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.
I actually think that's a good point. Still, it might be fun.
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Old August 1 2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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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.
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Old August 1 2013, 06:16 PM   #5
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Re: Starship Troopers (1997) is coming back to Theaters...

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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.
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Old August 1 2013, 09:41 PM   #6
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Re: Starship Troopers (1997) is coming back to Theaters...

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.
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Old August 1 2013, 10:32 PM   #7
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Classic novel written by a master of the genre.

Awful, awful movie.
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Old August 2 2013, 03:43 AM   #8
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Re: Starship Troopers (1997) is coming back to Theaters...

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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.
Not in this case.
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Old August 2 2013, 04:44 AM   #9
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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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.
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Old August 2 2013, 04:44 PM   #10
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Hound of UIster wrote: View Post
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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?
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Old August 2 2013, 05:08 PM   #11
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Re: Starship Troopers (1997) is coming back to Theaters...

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Why should the premise of Starship Troopers be treated as a joke? What is your reasoning here?
Three words: politics, politics, politics.
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Old August 2 2013, 05:23 PM   #12
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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.
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Old August 2 2013, 05:43 PM   #13
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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.
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Old August 16 2013, 04:48 PM   #14
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Re: Starship Troopers (1997) is coming back to Theaters...

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!!
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^^^^

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