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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Starship Troopers
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Casper Van Diem, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Michael Ironside

After the disaster of Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven returns to form. This loose adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 book is a smart, cynical and darkly comic science fiction satire disguised as a dumb and badly acted action movie. In the 23rd century, humankind finds themselves at war with an extraterrestrial species. But who are the good guys here, the men or the bugs? The special effects still look very impressive.