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  1. Sonny Bunch says:

    Damn. I was hoping that was about the movie Starship Troopers, which remains one of my favorite movies of the ’90s.Report

  2. Sonny Bunch says:

    Oh, yeah, it’s nothing like the book. Hence my disappointment you linked to a story about the book, not the movie.Report

  3. Scott says:

    I didn’t think the book as literature was all that great as it was so similar to the to other 50’s fiction but I did think the the philosophical part was interesting. As for the movie, it was entertainment and Dina Myers was hot.Report

  4. greginak says:

    Funny, the movie was on while I was at the gym yesterday. Didn’t listen to it although I watched a bit. It’s not like the dialogue mattered. There were some cool effects but as has been noted, its not particularly like the book, other than space marines and bugs. I could enjoy as mindless sci fi except that the movie is just really dumb even on its own terms. They have crappy bland actors, guns they don’t seem to know how to aim and in the future they have forgotten about things like guided missiles, air cover, tactics. Just dumb.

    The Forever War by Joe Haldeman is often seen as a response to troopers and was a better book. Of course it is not a ra ra juvenile fantasy.Report