I have just finished watching the trilogy, and I have to say that this series (ok, you can skip #2, but #1 and 3 are a must see) is one of the geekiest pieces of film I have ever seen.
I wish I had found them earlier, but the title put me right off and I somehow missed the Heinlein book.
I have heard that the movies are not true to the book, but so what .. take the movies on their own merit.
I'm not sure that any book could portray such cheesy, plastic acting, and as for the song 'It's a good day to die', you really need to hear it.
I made the mistake of trying to find some intelligence in the original, but soon realised that I was wasting my time.
If you like 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', this to me is of similar cult status (plastic characters, nonsensical story background, corny predictable scenes and made for adults), except that it looks like a lot more money was spent on Starship Troopers.
A B-Movie film with loads of money splashed out on making it thoroughly enjoyable ride. You don't take your brain to a fairground, you won't need it for this ride either, unless you really want to think about the subtleties behind some of the lines.
End of review.
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