The New Cult Canon presents Starship Troopers
A film by Paul Verhoeven
Starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Jake Busey and Neil Patrick Harris
Inspired by the A.V. Club column, The New Cult Canon series celebrates the next generation of cult movies and the obsessive weirdoes who love them. Join the AV Club’s Scott Tobias and the Music Box for this screening of “Starship Troopers”
Inspired by the A.V. Club column, The New Cult Canon series celebrates the next generation of cult movies and the obsessive weirdoes who love them. A.V. Club critic Scott Tobias will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.
Perhaps the most subversive major studio movie of its time, Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers smuggles an anti-war, anti-fascist satire into an effects-driven adventure about humanity’s fight against giant space bugs. And it works like gangbusters in both departments: Verhoeven strikes the perfect balance between a darkly funny, eerily prescient lesson in how governments engineer war with a rousing spectacle about beautiful, courageous, vapid young patriots squaring off against wave after wave of space beasties.
From Scott Tobias, June 10th, 2010:
“Starship Troopers isn’t a satire about any specific war, it’s a brilliant dissection of how all wars work—how they’re packaged and sold via propaganda, how the enemy is (in this case, literally) dehumanized, how young people are sent eagerly to sacrifice on the front lines.”
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- Running Time
- 129 mins