The politicization of “Starship Troopers” wasn’t at all the initial reception

Starship Troopers is trending. And not for the reasons you would think.

The logical reason is because people are appreciating the 1997 classic starring Casper Van Dien, Neil Patrick Harris, and Denise Richards, as space marines trying to prevent an alien invasion from destroying humanity. And doing so in the most gory way possible.

Unfortunately, people are politicizing it for various reasons and while, the themes are certainly served up for interpretation, its not at all what the audience was supposed to take away from the movie.

How do I know? I was there on opening weekend. That’s why.

Starship Troopers marketing was space marines with automatic weapons fighting giant insects in a bloody mess, with a gorgeous cast set to music, specifically Song 2 by Blur during it’s commercials.

That’s what Starship Troopers was and what it still should be.

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And it’s kind of a bummer that the critics, many who weren’t even alive when the film was released, are targeting this film for various reasons.

As sad as it sounds my life has been politics and the military, along with a heavy dose of 90s nostalgia.

The best way to enjoy Starship Troopers is at 1am in the morning after a happy night out with friends with the adult beverage of your choice.

Instead of inventing political grudges, ask how a truly coed military would work? That’s what had people talking back in the day.

Ask how Clancy *ucking Brown still manages to be the man here with less than 10 minutes of screen time.

And appreciate Michael Ironsides in a film that takes his character in a direction where they should have taken Jester in Top Gun.

That’s Starship Troopers.

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