Starship Troopers


Paul Verhoeven is a master of caustic satire. Look at this run of films:



If one were of a mind to critique his output during that period negatively, the obvious jab would be that his satire is too on the nose; that he bludgeons the audience. The film that is most likely to face that claim is Starship Troopers, a brilliant, over the top, amazing attack on Fascism. The damn thing turned out to be prescient.

And yet, more than 25 years later the Twitter dot com and other social media sites are overrun with American conservatives (or, as we call them, CHUDs) not getting it.


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