badagle wrote:You mean like it was IN THE BOOK!
The reason a large number of nerds are booty bothered about the first movie was because it was Paul Verhoeven basically shitting directly on the source material...
It's a fun romp on it's own, but switching out the "man is a warrior" ideology for a satire of it's implied fascist regime is a bitter pill to swallow when the author was one of the Big Three of Science Fiction...
Now y'see heres the thing - as a nerd with a reasonably average drinking/social life you need to view the two things for the contexts in which they are devised.
The book is a reasonably cereberal sci-fi read from one of the big sci-fi three - it is a solitary affair between one man, one book - and in my case, something smooth and slow to drink.
The film is a balls to the walls piece of crap that you and 6 other mates need to come home to after a night out drinking, wherein someone turns on the T.V and goes "Hey look! its starship fucking troopers!"
And then someone else goes "Dude, that film is crap"
And then someone else goes "Yeah, but its funny crap"
The next few hours are spent with good friends, crap jokes and an even worse film that will no doubt spout a drinking game and even more bad quotes - but that is the goddamn point.
Now shut up and sit down, watch the fucking film and stop being such a ponce.