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    Jul 7, 2009, 09:21 AM
    Starship troopers
    Hello.

    Surprise surprise! I'm not asking you to FIND me a movie for once :D


    I just watched starship troopers for the first time. (yes I know, I'm behind in the times)

    And I have to ask... was it INTENTIONALLY made funny?

    It just seems really CHEESY to me somehow. It has some serious definite ADULT parts (watching a guys head be blown up or shot off isn't something my 5 year old should see) but it still seems really cheezy to me. Sort of like mars attacks but without the humor.


    Did they do that on purpose? Or were they trying to make an honest serious movie and just slipped up?
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    Jul 7, 2009, 09:30 AM

    I think it was just poorly done and no intentions of being funny.

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    Jul 7, 2009, 09:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tickle View Post
    I think it was just poorly done and no intentions of being funny.

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    That makes it even funnier. I liked the movie but just like jennie said I didn't know if was suppose to be funny or serious.
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    Jul 7, 2009, 09:41 AM

    I think it was actually supposed to be a scary movie.

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    Jul 7, 2009, 09:46 AM

    Yeah I think it was supposed to be a scary movie. The problem is, it didn't scare me... lol. It was creepy, with the whole accually SHOWING heads getting blown up and the whole image of decapitated bodys and everything. But other than that it was just silly sometimes.
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    Jul 7, 2009, 01:05 PM
    The movie is a satire of Nazi Germany and the fascism that lay beneath. The Director Paul Verhoeven also did a bit of the same in Robocop and Total Recall.

    There's a few reviews around to support that view.
    Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers_(film)
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    Jul 7, 2009, 01:09 PM
    Yes it's satire done in a "B" movie style.
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    Jul 7, 2009, 01:17 PM

    What does 'B' movie style mean?
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    Jul 7, 2009, 01:31 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    The movie is a satire of Nazi Germany and the fascism that lay beneath. The Director Paul Verhoeven also did a bit of the same in Robocop and Total Recall.

    There's a few reviews around to support that view.
    Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers)
    Starship Troopers (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Well, aren't you the clever one. I never actually got any of that out of that horrible movie. Fascism. Nazy Germany. Really ?

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    Jul 7, 2009, 01:32 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by NeedKarma View Post
    Yes it's satire done in a "B" movie style.
    Not you too. Are you sure about that ? How old are you anyway, NK ?

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    Jul 7, 2009, 03:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by tickle View Post
    Not you too. Are you sure about that ? How old are you anyway, NK ?

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    Uh oh, that gave a little bit away didn't it... :)

    B movie: B movie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "In its original usage, during the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continued to be used in the broader sense it maintains today. In its post–Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient. In some cases, both are true."

    And the usage in this day: B movie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Jul 7, 2009, 04:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jenniepepsi View Post
    Hello.

    surprise surprise! im not asking you to FIND me a movie for once :D


    I just watched starship troopers for the first time. (yes i know, im behind in the times)

    and i have to ask...was it INTENTIONALLY made funny?

    it just seems really CHEESY to me somehow. it has some serious definate ADULT parts (watching a guys head be blown up or shot off isnt something my 5 year old should see) but it still seems really cheezy to me. sorta like mars attacks but without the humor.


    did they do that on purpose? or were they trying to make an honest serious movie and just slipped up?
    Loved starship troopers :D

    Brilliant film, yes very cheesy, yes funny in places, yes many holes (my personalfavourite one was when theyd kiled the big flame thrower one and the 'blood' covered half their armour... quite accuratly :D, half orange half blue )

    But the way they're so serious about it its great :)

    I also really like the score :), great inspirational music

    Found out its nothing like the book its based on, as that's very political and not as much action

    Also used to watch the 3D cartoon series... where they only needed 3 bullets per arachnid and not 5 people to take down one bug :D
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    Aug 12, 2009, 12:07 PM

    Hi Gekko, I didn't know there was a question ? What is the question you were referring to? And most of all, what is the answer ?

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    Aug 27, 2009, 11:45 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tickle View Post
    Hi Gekko, I didnt know there was a question ? What is the question you were referring to? And most of all, what is the answer ?

    tick
    The question was "Why is this movie so bad?" He gave the actual answer at which point, you once again became sarcastic and insulted him without insulting him. Next, you're probably going to start finding offense in that same members posts.

    Your constant nitpicking and attitude is quite tiresome.
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    Aug 27, 2009, 12:05 PM
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    Your constant nitpicking and attitude is quite tiresome.[/QUOTE

    Oh, yes, but sooooo much fun !

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    Aug 27, 2009, 12:07 PM
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    oh, yes, but sooooo much fun !

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    Not really. You remind me of my bipolar mother, right down to your haircut.

    This
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    Aug 27, 2009, 12:11 PM

    I didn't mean fun for you, this, fun for me. If you don't like my posts put me on your ignore list and you won't have to put up with the nitpicking and attitude if it bothers you so bloody much.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 12:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by tickle View Post
    I didnt mean fun for you, this, fun for me. If you dont like my posts put me on your ignore list and you wont have to put up with the nitpicking and attitude if it bothers you so bloody much.

    tick
    Actually, your constant hypocrisy is what bothers me.

    You insult people, then criticize others for doing the same - when they never did it.

    You like posting things that are 100% incorrect and when you get called out on them, you quickly announce that you'd like to "move on."

    I find you to be a menopausal woman who enjoys picking fights on the Internet... at least, that's what my mother was. And you display the same characteristics as she did. Quite similar, indeed.
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    Aug 27, 2009, 03:08 PM

    I don't see what all the disputing is about what others 'thought' of the movie.
    How can it be a dispute if everybody got something different from it??

    B movie, poorly made. Whatever I don't see the argument here.
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    Aug 28, 2009, 06:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by N0help4u View Post
    I don't see what all the disputing is about what others 'thought' of the movie.
    How can it be a dispute if everybody got something different from it???

    B movie, poorly made. whatever I don't see the argument here.
    That's exactly the point. Someone else got something different. There's no reason to sarcastically say, "Well, aren't you the clever one." I personally think that reddie was well-deserved.

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