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Old 12-18-2010, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BurtReynoldsMoustache View Post
Will you at least concede that, given the original source material, it was wasted potential?
I haven't read all of "Starship Troopers" myself (tried to when the movie came out, but it wasn't the kind of novel I could read very well at age 12). However, I think Verhoeven's take on the source material was about as good as anyone could have done. I mean, how do you take a novel which (positively) depicts a quasi-fascist world order, and make a good movie out of it (especially in the 1990s, when everyone looks back on the McCarthyist era with disdain)?
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