- Feb 22, 2013
Understanding the satirical elements of Starship Troopers sort of requires that one have a good working knowledge of Heinlein's book and his ideologies. I don't know if you've ever read Starship Troopers, but a lot of the satire of the movie is totally opaque if you don't have the book to contrast it with. That's why almost no on realized it was satire when it came out.Sigmund Av Volsung said:I meant the movie that tried to be all 'lolarmy' at the beginning, but then descended into a boring sci-fi fest using an awkward teenage drama as a backdrop.Nowhere Man said:Starship Troopers is satire though so that's a bad example for your argument. +1 for mentioning Big Trouble though.Sigmund Av Volsung said:"UUUUUUUGH"
"NO JOKES BRO! LOOK AT HOW SRS I AM!!"
Team Marvel all the way. The Dark Knight was good, but it a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Trying to re-capture it by removing humour and piling mountains of grit on everything will just leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth.
I already found the Man Of Steel aesthetic to be exhausting, boring and draining. If its going to persist across these movies, then Warner Bros. are bigger idiots than I thought.
EDIT: Has anyone at Warner Bros. even heard of Starship Troopers? And how unintentionally funny it was because it took everything straight-faced, ergo becoming a bigger joke than something like Big Trouble in Little China?
Maybe it was so subtle I couldn't notice it, but the only times that the movie felt satirical was during those infomercials.