War films, Double Feature style. Paul Verhoeven. A Flying Tom Tom? Animating the bugs. The look and feel of Starship Troopers. War movie cliches. Characters and politics. Maintaining a light feel in a time of war. Censorship. Starship Troopers’ commentary on military recruitment. Wait, what strategy? Various jobs. Class warfare. Privacy. Joe Dante and the tiny. More info than you ever really needed about Eerie, Indiana. Small Soldiers, big voices. Wow, that sentence was lame. Casting. BEAR OR NO BEAR! Artificial Intelligence is apparently not a big deal. Why Small Soldiers is actually darker than Starship Troopers. Science vs one-liners.
Also referenced: The Hurt Locker, Saving Private Ryan, Blue Velvet, The Game, Star Wars, Total Recall, Show Girls, Hollow Man, Reign of Fire, District 9, Leprechaun, 28 Weeks Later, Cloverfield, Gremlins, Piranha, Bucket of Blood, The Dirty Dozen, Splatter, Masters of Horror, Looney Tunes Back in Action, Eerie Indiana, Trailers from Hell, Spinal Tap, Men in Black, Arrested Development, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Natural Born Killers, Batman, Toy Story, Greg the Bunny, Interview with a Vampire, Waco, Detroit Rock City, Hard Candy, Funny Games
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Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writer: Edward Neumeier
Starring: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown
Humans of a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.
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Director: Joe Dante
Writer: Gavin Scott, Adam Rifkin, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Starring: David Cross, Jay Mohr, Denis Leary, Phil Hartman, Kirsten Dunst
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.