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kimihia
Feb 1, 2002


Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards

Avoid facism!

This movie is based more on the director's experience with Nazi facism during the Second World War than on the book that gave it its name.

In the movie, high school graduates go to fight for their country on distant planets against some unintelligent bugs. Is citizenship really that valuable? Is the war necessary? How stupid are the bugs?

There is a lot of character development throughout the film, as people change from being idealistic to succumbing to the constant propaganda.

The much decried last line of Dizzy Flores, where she says "It's OK, I got to have you" is in sharp contrast to the previous night where she had honestly said she loved Johnny Rico. Quite a change over such a short time. A stupid way to die, but it illustrates a point.

4/5

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kimihia
Feb 1, 2002


Discuss != Review

Somebody fucked around with this message at May 6, 2004 around 09:03

kimihia
Feb 1, 2002


quote:

savinis_acolyte came out of the closet to say:
... I wanted to get a "Death From Above" tattoo on my arm ...
[url]http://us.saf.crysm.net/kimihia/200405/death-tattoo-small.jpg[/url]

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