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Here’s what ‘Starship Troopers’ looks like as a modern blockbuster

A cult classic gets a modern makeover.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jun 13, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 3:21 am CDT

Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers celebrates its 20th birthday this year, marking two decades of people arguing whether it’s a dumb action movie or a sharp political satire. (To settle that argument: It’s both.)

This fan-made trailer revisits the 1997 movie, recutting it to resemble a “serious” modern blockbuster. Does it do a better job at illustrating the qualities that turned Starship Troopers into a cult classic? For comparison, here’s one of the original trailers from 1997.

By the way, if you’re hungry for more Starship Troopers action, you’re in luck. There’s a new animated sequel coming out later this year.

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*First Published: Jun 13, 2017, 8:12 am CDT