Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Exquisite Extra: Starship Troopers

I almost hate to admit how many times I've watched Starship Troopers (1997) because my obsession with this movie speaks directly to my lack of coolness. Or abundance of coolness, depending on how you look at it.

Most 11 year olds are watching My Little Pony and Hannah Montana and crap like that. Me? No. I had the VHS tape of this movie on repeat... swooning over Casper Van Dien and wishing I could kill bugs with a machine gun. I also really wanted to attend their futuristic high school and take co-ed showers run the obstacle courses.

Check out this super-duper-starship-trooper behind the scenes footage slash making-of documentary!


Melanie's Randomness said...

LOL!! I love Starship Troopers. I watch it everytime its on. Casper Van Dien is sooo hot!!!!!

M. Carter @ the Movies said...

Thanks for reminding me about this one -- it would me a GREAT entry in my Terrifically Terrible Cinema series!

DEZMOND said...

Those troopers poopers are my hidden pleasure as well :))))

Angie said...

YAY! I'm not alone in my fascination with this gem!

Was anyone else curious about what the pink muck in the cafeteria tasted like?

Wendybob said...

If we'd had those co-ed showers in my high school...I can promise things wouldn't have looked quite so platonic! Especially if Caspar had been our classmate!

Love that movie!

Rachel said...

When my husband and I first started dating he had mabye 15 dvds to his name and this movie was one of them. He tried for months to get me to watch it, but I'd always suggest renting something or bring my own movies over to watch.

One day I was unprepared and he finally had an excuse to unleash Starship Troopers on me. I was surprised at how much I didn't hate it like I thought I would.

Of course when he came home with the direct-to-dvd Starship Troopers 2 a year later, I almost left him.

The Mike said...

Great flick! Saw it in theater back in the day, mostly because the American Godzilla trailer was attached. Definitely the right decision for the wrong reason!