Commissioned by Iron Clad.
With how this movie works, I always preferred to go for the most playful and less political angle when it came to do the drawing for it. From the get go I wanted to make Ask Movie Slate into a blog free of politics, which is why there are some movies I will never even touch with her, but thanks to clever movies like this one I can make the update into an action scene with Movie Slate about to get some bugs squashed.
"Starship Troopers" is probably one of the most misunderstood sci-fi movies ever made, similar to what happened with "Demolition Man". Wrapped in several layers of nineties cheese, ultra violent action, explosions, shooting, sex and corniness, there's a very strong satire about totalitarianism, fascism and dehumanization that comes whenever extremes are reached. The good thing about this satire is that it's not made apparent until you really start thinking about it, so it's a movie that works both ways. You can enjoy it as a mindless spectacle of destruction, or as a clever commentary about how society can end up losing it's identity when understanding and diplomacy are the first things to go out the window. Movies like this one aren't made anymore, mostly because movies like this one tanked in the box office so hard that the studios would never support something like this anymore, which is a shame because who knows what we could be missing on?
"Starship Troopers" is one clever sci-fi action movie that packs a punch of violence and a punch of commentary that should please those who don't like to think about anything and those who love to overthink everything. Give it a go if you're either of those, and if you're a fan of hyper violence. You won't regret it.
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You can check Movie Slate's post on Tumblr right here.
You can also check the Making of Post right here.
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