Starship Troopers
USA, 1997 | Dauer: 129min | FSK: 18 | Regie: Paul Verhoeven Darsteller: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards

Legendary film director Paul Verhoeven (»Total Recall«, »Basic Instinct«, »Robocop«) has fashioned a visually spectacular, morbidly funny comic book adventure that merges the fresh-faced youths of the Archie Comics with the save-the-planet mandate of Buck Rogers. The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military unit. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to NCO and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an insectoid species known as Arachnids. At once visually dazzling, repulsively thrilling and often downright hilarious, this sci-fi action adventure is pure Verhoeven - broad, brash and ultraviolent.