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    Quote Originally Posted by LesbianSeagal View Post
    Whatever you chubby-chasers gotta tell yourselves....
    Unrealistic expectation of what a women should look like?
    Cause if that is "chubby" I would HATE to see skinny

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    Was the remake of Psycho as good as Hitchkok's orginal ? Have you noticed how many remakes of great classic movies are being made? I think the writing talent has left the movies. Or, the industry is running zscared and trying to bring the money making films. As for Starship Troopers,I read the book first so the film was a big letdown. Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Detroit...how I love you.

    Notice how Robocop came out in 1987 and Detroit is still a crack-infested warzone.

    liberals have been in charge of Detroit for decades. It's all part of their plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesbianSeagal View Post
    Not in these films, there was nothing satirical about them. Just cheesy.
    Delicious satirical cheese.

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    This song is my new ring tone.

    YOU BURNT THE FUCKIN MONEY!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli View Post
    That may have been his intent, but I'd be willing to be my own hard earned money that if we sat the ordinary person down and let them watch both films they wouldn't see much difference between them and "played straight" action movies like Under Siege or Commando.
    That’s a terrible indictment of the “ordinary person”, if so. Egad.

    To me, the most obvious reading of RoboCop and Starship Troopers are satires told via violent action movies, both aimed at American culture, with RoboCop picking up consumerism and rampant privatisation, for example, and Starship Troopers cranking patriotism up to 11—though Starship Troopers, in retrospect, seems more than anything a satire of the very novel it’s based on. Not an adaptation (as such, it would be a complete failure), but a satire.
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    I always thought Starship Troopers would've been perfectly good if they didn't even end up going to Klendathu. The superpatriotism and military training were already pretty entertaining, and that's where they got most of their social commentary in. The Klendathu part's almost like another movie, making it seem like Full Metal Jacket in the future.

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    I haven't seen the new Total Recall yet, but if these movies don't include the messiest squibs ever (in massive quantity) they'll never even come close to the cult status of Verhoven's originals. They just don't make films like that anymore. Verhoven set the watermark for over the top 90's action violence IMHO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarJoe View Post
    Or, the industry is running zscared and trying to bring the money making films.
    No they just know that nostalgia is a powerful selling tool and that everyone wants to go back to their childhood same reason they keep making retro cars and the what not.

    A few remakes have been pretty damn good, Battle Star Galactica for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesbianSeagal View Post
    ...there was nothing satirical about them...
    Bold comment to make about two of the most satirical films of the late 20th century.

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