Watch: Starship Troopers 1997 123movies, Full Movie Online – In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don’t know is that they’ll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity..
Plot: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico’s military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as “the Bugs”.
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I remember when I watched this movie at the theatre in 1997. It was unlike any movie I had ever seen… dismemberment, blood & guts all over the place.
But it was all in context.
Verhoeven really had a way with deceptively smart satire and this movie is full of it (all the school children stomping on cockroaches saying “I’m doing my part”).
This is a Paul Verhoeven masterpiece. Probably the most watched movie in my collection (right up there with RoboCop).
Absolutely NO similarities with Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial Hugo Award-winning bestselling book of the same name. I loved the book and I loved the movie. And both for very different reasons!
Good watch, will watch again, and can recommend, possible for a Bad Movie Night.
I’ll start by saying the movie definitely isn’t good, it’s infamous for being a bad movie that people still love. Granted it was 1997, but the cg effects were horrendous. The practicals actually weren’t so bad, but there are very few shots to actually appreciate them. Again, 1997, this movie is weirdly dated with its perception of what the future would have been.
For those that weren’t familiar, this is most decidedly spurred by the popularity of Starcraft in the late 1990’s, and that there weren’t too many horde movies out there, at least not ones that weren’t zombies. Clearly inspired by Starcraft’s Zerg and Warhammer 40K’s Tyranids, a bug by any other name.
The world is amazingly crafted, and we only see the tip of the iceberg. There could have been an entire “Star Trek” style series set in that universe. For the parts written all the acting is sufficient, the cannon fodder acts at the level of characters that would be thrown away, the stars are clearly the stars, and there is some hierarchy in between.
I honestly don’t know how much better they could have casted this, but I imagine if the character work in the script had been better, then maybe they could have drawn a couple of names. There is a young Neil Patrick Harris, and Amy Smart, and Dina Myers was golden, but the other characters weren’t exactly likable, and I can’t figure out if it was the character writing or I just didn’t like their faces. I get Denise Richards was a big deal, but her nose makes me remember the Grinch blooper where Carey bites off the mayor’s nose, and even in “Wild Things” I thought Neve Campbell could do better.
The large picture stuff is a good enough, and it’s filled with enough action and well placed comedy that it’ll get you through the movie.
It’s fun, please don’t take it seriously. If i can do it then you can.
The ultimate sci-fi war epic
Being a massive fan of Paul Verhoeven’s work, I was very pleased to be able to see this in the local cinema – where the BBFC kindly decided to award it a 15 certificate! The decision was later changed to 18, and its easy to see why. Along with ROBOCOP and TOTAL RECALL, this makes up the Dutch director’s gore trilogy : science fiction actioners packed with as much extreme violence and gruesomeness as possible! Verhoeven has a bigger budget around this time, so nominally sets about filming a serious Robert Heinlein ’50s sci-fi story. Instead the film turns out to be an epic, action-packed cartoon adventure ride, with cardboard characters and a whole lotta mayhem going on! Verhoeven also has time to satirise those gung-ho American characters but the whole thing is performed with such a love and sense of humour that you can’t help but settle back and enjoy the ride.
The special effects are out of this world and make STARSHIP TROOPERS one of the best effects films I’ve watched. The future is portrayed in a subtle way and seems real, even the battles in outer space. The aliens themselves are only CGI, but it’s good CGI – especially those huge beetle bugs that crawl outta the ground to burn the enemy! The action comes thick and fast and is loaded with extreme gore. Numerous decapitations, people being impaled, burned, and all sorts of nastiness. The sickening ‘brain sucking’ climax really pushes things over the edge a la Peter Jackson. Verhoeven takes a moment to reference the British classic ZULU with a nail-biting siege attack, whilst a period at boot camp sees trainees being flogged, knifed, and having their arms smashed for failing! It’s not hard to see the similarities to the Nazis, down to the uniforms and the trench coats, so you get to snigger as well as enjoy the action.
The acting is the one weak spot of the film, with Denise Richards and Casper Van Dien absolutely terrible as the clear-cut, one-dimensional young, beautiful heroine and hero – but maybe that was the point??! Otherwise we have solid support from the always reliable Jake Busey (making his dad Gary proud) and Doogie Howser himself, Neil Patrick Harris, as a member of the SS! Old pros Clancy Brown and Michael Ironside are on hand to supply the toughness. The film goes on a long time without losing focus, although the ending does seem to be a little abrupt in retrospect. Nevermind – this is a humorous, gruelling, ultra-violent, sometimes sick, always exciting war film like never before!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Paul Verhoeven
Writer Edward Neumeier, Robert A. Heinlein
Actors Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 16 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, SDDS (8 channels), Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Lenses, Arriflex Cameras, Zeiss Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,510 m (Italy), 3,541 m (Sweden), 3,669 m
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, EXR 100T 5248, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2017 remaster), Spherical, VistaVision (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 2386)