Opening Statement

Starship Troopers is one of the most misunderstood films of the 1990s, perhaps of all time. Its take on American culture, which it diagnoses not just as neo-colonial, but as neo-fascist, is daring, subversive, and satirical. While the film is not short on cheap gags, its satire isn’t cheap, implicating Hollywood itself in the propagation of the totalitarian mindset — by Patrick Brown, June 5, 2017

Scenessential: Would You Like to Know More?

In order to lay out as much of the world as possible, Starship Troopers uses a series of short films and news reports designed as propaganda to catch the viewer up on the war, the alien villains, the technology, and society. And it does so remarkably well through this thinly veiled exposition — by Aaron Pinkston, June 6, 2017

The Quato Trilogy

Theory: Starship Troopers is part of a trilogy. No, I don’t mean with its two straight-to-home-video sequels—there are actually four sequels, anyway. I mean that it’s part of a trilogy with Robocop and Total Recall. But no, I don’t mean I have some fan theory that they all are “secretly” set in the same universe. They’re a conceptual trilogy — by Patrick Brown, June 7, 2017

Satire and Sincerity

But another big part of this is that fascism is a very seductive ideology. It absolves you of your faults and your responsibilities, casts blame on an other, and promises to give you the power to destroy them. That’s how we ended up with so many fascists in Europe in the ‘30s, and how Donald Trump won an election last year — by Craig Colbrook, Jun 9, 2017