Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Watched Starship Troopers this morning - really enjoyed that.

Unpretentious mindlessness. Three intelligent teenagers grow-up through a devastating intergalactic war, but never lose the clear-sightedness of youth. The friendship that endures despite all the differences that develop between them is solid stuff. No-one seems to suffer from a superiority complex due to their job, except those who begin the film already down there, and even they seem to mellow.

Plus there are tons of great effects. All this and Michael Ironside playing Michael Ironside as usual.

The tone of the news sketches that are sprinkled throughout the film made them feel as if they'd come from a different movie though, and that ending? Sorry, what happened? The climax when they finally capture the bug brain happened... off camera?

Boy, should they have filmed that scene first! ;)

(Starship Troopers 2 review here)
(Starship Troopers 3 review here)


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