Starship Troopers

Recruits of a young generation of space warriors face an increasing alien invasion.
Creature Feature
United States
1997
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Alien Film
Giant: 
Colossus
Behemoth
8
So good you'll enroll yourself...
8
7.04
8
8
3
4
2
Performances
Pace
Ambiance
Starship Troopers is an unlikely genre and subgenre cross-over made by people in perfect knowledge and control of their craft. No aspect of the making is undershot and the CG is great. The result is a virtually flawless production that meets Hollywood standards but not its conventional narrative script structure. It can be called an epic despite the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously.
It’s a mix of war and science-fiction with scenes and antagonists right out of a horror movie. Aside some jump scares and monstrous creatures, it isn't exactly scary. The characters are impervious to fear, resilient to pain and their pride and dedication makes them detached from potential danger, but they are vulnerable to the small things: fun, sadness, friendship, love, jealousy, envy…
The beasts look great and are a memorable conceptual design. They are the center of this ground-breaking masterpiece. The actors, their performances and their character are a homogeneous combined delight. Their illustrated chemistry comes out as authentic. Their coming of age is an ironically plausible depiction of a blooming cynical generation born during an alien invasion.
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