Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop is a masterpiece of not just an action sci-fi film, but a satiric take on law enforcement and standards for justice in America. While it’s iconic in its own right because of the clever writing and direction by Verhoeven, the Dutch director did have some misunderstandings when it came to English colloquialisms.
It’s guaranteed at this point that no matter what kind of satirical take on the United States or the world comes out, there are going to be people who misunderstand and misconstrue it. Starship Troopers wasn’t the first, and it damn well wasn’t the last movie to have the point get lost in orbit over people’s heads.
The military science fiction film Starship Troopers hit theaters in 1997 and was based on a 1959 novel written by Robert A. Heinlein. The movie centered around a young soldier, played by Casper Van Dien, and followed his career in a futuristic military unit. The film showcases the war between mankind and the Arachnids, an insectoid species.