Starship Troopers - Nostalgia Critic

Is it a dumb sci-fi film, clever commentary, or both? Nostalgia Critic looks at the gory bug buster that always gets people talking! Let's check out Starship Troopers.
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Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science-fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier.
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  1. the hunterator

    the hunterator

    9 horas atrás

    The book is better than the movie in my opinion, and that is because the director of the movie hated the book

  2. Frogwell


    2 dias atrás

    One thing that made me laugh in Star Trek next gengeration is how the crew was surprised at seeing an actual manual door on a really old model of the enterprise I’ve always hated those futuristic doors. They always seemmmore trouble than their worth. Airlocks I understand but a futuristic door that leads to your quarters is a lot of trouble. Like you can easily get locked in during an emergency

  3. HumanRobotPunk


    3 dias atrás

    The director never fully read the book, he said so in an interview. He missed the mark entirely.

  4. Marrino460


    4 dias atrás

    10:36 I have this weird feeling that in a world were you have to serve in the military to gain citizenship, getting sent away is a pretty big deal.

  5. Tikiwizard


    5 dias atrás

    Wait, this is Starship Troopers/ Life seeker by Yes?

  6. oriole21bird


    6 dias atrás

    6,200 fascists would NOT like to know more.

  7. Liam Patrick

    Liam Patrick

    6 dias atrás

    My class and I watched this movie during Film ANALYSIS.

  8. R Fonseca

    R Fonseca

    8 dias atrás

    don't forget the literally shot-for-shot parody of triumph of the will. verhooven very skillfully played with all these devices AND told a stupid fun story

  9. Giann B

    Giann B

    9 dias atrás

    This film is an excellent satire, even if one disagrees with Verhoeven's politics.

  10. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez

    9 dias atrás

    2:45 *they aim those across the galaxy by pushing them OUT OF ORBIT?* ........................... wow.............. just wow! I struggle to hit the trashcan from across the room! Those bugs would be awesome in basketball ! 8:18 *ALL CHANNELS?* ... soooooooooo...... *Disney Channel!?* .......... wohw.... 10:30 i never noticed Oo

  11. John Evans

    John Evans

    9 dias atrás

    Let us not forget the other great contribution of this movie: soldier costumes which get re-used in other IPs for decades!

  12. Samuel Hayes

    Samuel Hayes

    10 dias atrás

    "Butt judge from The Wall." Haha. Best part.

  13. Dellstar13


    11 dias atrás


  14. Vert Rex

    Vert Rex

    13 dias atrás

    Do hollow man please

  15. Sketch Hub

    Sketch Hub

    14 dias atrás

    21:38 Really wish Amy Smart had a bigger role in this

  16. RockyMTN steeze

    RockyMTN steeze

    15 dias atrás

    I saw this movie in the theaters with my dad, best friend and sister.

  17. mechwarrior13


    15 dias atrás

    I usually hate book-to-movie movies but in this case I love both the book and maybe even a little more the movie

  18. Andrew Montgomery

    Andrew Montgomery

    16 dias atrás

    4:12:That's Jester from Top Gun!

  19. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin Barlow

    17 dias atrás

    You know this movie is kind of ahead of its time! Honestly though I for a space faring civilization you almost have to be Fascist. According to the movie there are a lot of bad things in the universe and you need a military oriented government. Democracy is probably the worst government type for waging war on a large scale.

  20. Boyish The Extrordinary

    Boyish The Extrordinary

    18 dias atrás

    The original book had a different look at the military, being more anti war than this is.

  21. Kise Khan

    Kise Khan

    18 dias atrás

    I live in a city that’s was right next to where they filmed the school scenes

  22. BlueDog164 Gaming

    BlueDog164 Gaming

    18 dias atrás

    Well that drill instructor is none other than Clancy Brown

  23. Pencil And Hands

    Pencil And Hands

    18 dias atrás

    9:57 YEEESSSS

  24. Shim Slady

    Shim Slady

    20 dias atrás

    Starship Troopers: War is Stored in the Balls This film is genius and the United States not understanding the satire is the whole point. The rest of us got it

  25. Veritus


    20 dias atrás

    the movies secret messege is: united we stand divided we fall, long live the global federation

  26. Shawn Arthur

    Shawn Arthur

    20 dias atrás

    There certainly was supposed to be more to this movie; either on the "give peace a chance" Verhoeven(sp?) message or the unflinching look at the horrific necessities of war. Also, it was a failure because the book had power armor.

  27. jagzilla


    21 dia atrás

    8:05 The chatty recruitment guy is a relic from the book, where he is a much more important character.

  28. Julia Lilienstein

    Julia Lilienstein

    21 dia atrás

    It was based on a book that WAS social commentary. So yes, you're right.

  29. DyrianLightbringer


    21 dia atrás

    I think, for the most part, the people who hate this movie are the people who read the book. A faithful adaptation this is not.

  30. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special

    21 dia atrás

    You are a spaz.

  31. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special

    21 dia atrás

    1/10 of the book.

  32. zerocool gonna hack u

    zerocool gonna hack u

    21 dia atrás

    Hahaha i fucking love this Guy!

  33. CyberKnight_Miky


    21 dia atrás

    Pewdiepie did explain this film better, you all han fight ne för it but you'll all lose. To put this film short, it began as a book, where the Director missunderstand the novel, and the film missunderstand the original source material, to were we all (like you Doug Walker) missunderstand the film itself. It's confusing.

  34. dataweaver


    21 dia atrás

    In the book, Dizzy was a guy.

  35. Justin Lynch

    Justin Lynch

    21 dia atrás

    A shame she dies, Dizzy is more attractive then Carmen.

  36. JulCaos Elliott

    JulCaos Elliott

    22 dias atrás

    Censor bars... always getting in the way!

  37. Alfie Roberts Simms

    Alfie Roberts Simms

    22 dias atrás

    Rvb reference , nice

  38. Ravage CalHera

    Ravage CalHera

    22 dias atrás

    I don't remember the beginning at all

  39. Halo mannen

    Halo mannen

    23 dias atrás

    10:07 how did they do those practicle effects!?!??!

  40. Corey Barker

    Corey Barker

    23 dias atrás

    What the DOOM film should've been

  41. Astaven 333

    Astaven 333

    23 dias atrás

    The source material for the movie was a book of the same name. The government in the story is a meritocratic democracy where everybody is a civilian until you spend time doing civil service under the government in order to become a citizen, where you then have the right to vote and participate in politics (all other rights are the same). In fact, many civilians view taking the time to become a citizen a waste, and never sign up to do so. They just so happen to currently be at war with the arachnids at the time the story takes place, so there are intense military themes baked in. Now, the funniest part is that Verhoeven never actually read the book. That was Heinlein's job as the writer of the movie. Not truly understanding the tone of book, due to not reading it, Verhoeven decided to inject all that fascist commentary into the movie's story.

  42. Nico Nico

    Nico Nico

    23 dias atrás

    wait its up for debate that this film is a social commentary? but its so obvious...

  43. Hal Wakka

    Hal Wakka

    23 dias atrás

    Mr. Rico doesn't look very Filipino.

    • daxpwnsyouall


      23 dias atrás

      It's a commentary that Americanism and its culture dominated the world once it became a unified entity.

  44. Ayy Bubbles

    Ayy Bubbles

    24 dias atrás

    How did I miss this video? Starship Troopers is legendary!

  45. Nova20cp


    24 dias atrás

    15:45 Standard EDF weaponry.

  46. King Fire storm

    King Fire storm

    24 dias atrás

    *see minute 9;00* WTF IS THAT TFUE?!!!! 😕

  47. ElladanKenet


    24 dias atrás

    Trivia: Starship Troopers is actually based on a book by the same name. The book is also written in the style of propaganda, and has even been required reading for several branches of the military, for various reasons.

    • ElladanKenet


      23 dias atrás

      +Stefan Stojiljkovic I never said it was fascist. All I said was that it was written in a style similar to propaganda. Propaganda is not inherently fascist. Nor for that matter was I knocking the book. I personally have not read it yet, but most who have hold it in high regard.

    • Stefan Stojiljkovic

      Stefan Stojiljkovic

      23 dias atrás

      Trivia: The book is actually very good and you should read it before regurgitating the actual propaganda that this book is fascist.

  48. Kaelan Ursch

    Kaelan Ursch

    25 dias atrás

    i love the smell of napalm

  49. Jarod Farrant

    Jarod Farrant

    25 dias atrás

    Here’s my opinion of this film It was AWESOME!😎🧨🥊⚔️

  50. bartonez123


    25 dias atrás

    It always amazes me how people miss the satire in this movie.

  51. Toi O'Kelly

    Toi O'Kelly

    26 dias atrás

    Personally, I rather watch the anime series Blue Gender. I think it did the humans VS giant bugs concept way better.😊

  52. Zachary Cutter

    Zachary Cutter

    26 dias atrás

    This whole movie is a Zerg rush

  53. Jarod Farrant

    Jarod Farrant

    26 dias atrás

    Litmuetent Ironside would be a pretty badass name I wonder why they didn’t just let him use his real name

  54. Blaise Box

    Blaise Box

    26 dias atrás

    That moment you'd rather watch the nostalgia critic episode than rewatching the movie

  55. Sandra Moore

    Sandra Moore

    27 dias atrás

    I like this movie it kind of reminds me of StarCraft.the whole idea of man spreading to the star to conquer other world's is not too farfetched.i mean once the natural resources of this planet runs dry how will we continue too grow as a race??

  56. Love Cervere

    Love Cervere

    27 dias atrás

    The girl getting sent home after shooting the helmetless guy did end up with the worse fate: without being in the army, she can't become a citizen.

  57. Travis-Colt Gray

    Travis-Colt Gray

    27 dias atrás

    Do Armageddon!!

  58. Jacob Kleinsasser

    Jacob Kleinsasser

    27 dias atrás

    Starship Troopers is not fascist. Fascist basically means that there is no other opinion. Believe what we believe or go to jail/be killed. However we don't see that in this movie. The people who do not serve still have rights. I mean, Rico's family didn't serve, and is flipping loaded! They just can't vote. We can argue if that is a good idea or not, but this is not fascist. That said, I will totally grant you that this is a propaganda movie. I mean, it is the exact same thing as Superhero Comics back in WW2 of seeing Superman punch Hitler.

  59. Scott Rotz

    Scott Rotz

    28 dias atrás

    I was wondering if you could review battle beyond the stars and space raiders I hope you will get a laugh

  60. 11DNA11


    28 dias atrás

    Wait what? Doug hasn't seen Basic Instinct??

  61. lorddude123


    29 dias atrás

    They aren't fascist read the book

  62. James Brewer

    James Brewer

    29 dias atrás

    Service guaranties citizenship!

  63. Sarah Morgan

    Sarah Morgan

    29 dias atrás

    There's two games like this

  64. Joe elliott

    Joe elliott

    Mês atrás

    even when i was younger i was like, WHO ON EARTH WOULD TAKE THAT THOT OVER DIZZ.

  65. Liquid Slick#8

    Liquid Slick#8

    Mês atrás

    # ChangeThechannel

  66. Fuck You

    Fuck You

    Mês atrás

    17:34 every good porno should have that line in it😂

  67. CheeZyZee


    Mês atrás

    This movie show what we become if AOC and her Nazis have a rule...

  68. SmellyCribs


    Mês atrás

    this movie is so good

  69. ClutchKarma2


    Mês atrás

    I was always confused why they made his name radchuk instead of razack, I mean the Bose are kind of stupid but razack sounds better in my opinion

  70. thecoolroom


    Mês atrás

    Doug Walker, this is hilarious and brilliant! I actually played the character of Corporal Bronski (the guy who whips Johnny Rico) in this movie. That was a funny and wonderful comedy bit about my character! Anyway, I think you totally get Verhoeven and Neumeier's take on this material. Thank you for the love and the laughs. Teo

  71. Darkapple


    Mês atrás

    Starship Troopers is a fantastic movie and is definitely worth to watch if you like sci-fi action.

  72. cartmanrlsusall


    Mês atrás

    I disagree this was a shitfest with no redeeming qualities

  73. Michel Cote

    Michel Cote

    Mês atrás

    umm, some of what you say is true about this movie is true, but I dont think you read the book at all.

  74. Ry Ry

    Ry Ry

    Mês atrás

    I’m not sure what is so fascist about the movie. They still vote but you have to serve in order to vote or go into office hence the slogan “service Guarantees citizenship.” The books explains “Under our system every voter and officeholder is a man who has demonstrated through voluntary and difficult service that he places the welfare of the group ahead of personal advantage.” Doesn’t sound fascist to me. The director hadn’t even read the book. I could go on and on how to explain how awesome the book AND movie are.

  75. Potato_ Juice51

    Potato_ Juice51

    Mês atrás

    The red vs blue pat had me laughing so hard 😂

  76. GamE FrEak

    GamE FrEak

    Mês atrás

    I enjoyed the hell outta this great film n I still loved this film.

  77. Jesus Roselly

    Jesus Roselly

    Mês atrás

    Yup mandatory fun, somthings about military life never change.

  78. themooseisontheloose


    Mês atrás

    "You shot Church you team killing fuck tard!" Paramedics were called so I can empty an oxygen cylinder to try and breathe again.

  79. D I

    D I

    Mês atrás

    The reason I never watched this movie was the same exact reason why this movie was good.

  80. History Man show

    History Man show

    Mês atrás

    hey one thing the planet the Starship troopers fight on is call pee i'm not joking Watch the movie

  81. Joe McKenzie

    Joe McKenzie

    Mês atrás

    Is his hand missing coz it fell off in total recall ?

  82. Houston Beck

    Houston Beck

    Mês atrás

    The bugs are the good guy

  83. Nikolas Mace

    Nikolas Mace

    Mês atrás

    Can you look at Godzilla Planet of the Monsters???????????

  84. Tronador de Cerezas Y Estrellas Negras

    Tronador de Cerezas Y Estrellas Negras

    Mês atrás

    This was sick



    Mês atrás

    For some reason the mobile ground units remind me of the Dark Angles because like them they WILL DIE UNTILL SOMEONE TELLS THEM TO

  86. mInThisMoment


    Mês atrás

    Dizzy > Carmen

  87. Kody Ballard

    Kody Ballard

    Mês atrás

    This movie came out the year I was born, grew up with it as one of my favorite films alongside Mortal Kombat. Yeah I watched movies with blood, gore, & nudity right along side Blues Clues

  88. Mathew Culver

    Mathew Culver

    Mês atrás

    The helmet was not useful

  89. 600 coyotes

    600 coyotes

    Mês atrás

    That rocket launcher explosion probably gave Michael Bay an orgasm.

  90. Gay Panic

    Gay Panic

    Mês atrás

    Like for the RvB reference

  91. Smith Wesson

    Smith Wesson

    Mês atrás

    My man Clancy Brown as Zim

  92. Magoo Arts

    Magoo Arts

    Mês atrás

    *"I A M Z I M"*

  93. Ameha K

    Ameha K

    Mês atrás

    People go to the desert to find the leader of an enemy that attacked the good guys and killed a lot of people. Sound familiar?

  94. Nick .S

    Nick .S

    Mês atrás

    Gestapo Patrick Harris. 😂 i fucken died

  95. ra803 g

    ra803 g

    Mês atrás

    This guy is soy

  96. mutant0079 gambit

    mutant0079 gambit

    Mês atrás

    Pancake tits :(

  97. missy lang

    missy lang

    Mês atrás

    the ever loving fuck is Blanche doing in this movie?!

  98. Odysseus Mavrigata

    Odysseus Mavrigata

    Mês atrás

    The whipper is black.

  99. Ghost117 Master

    Ghost117 Master

    Mês atrás

    its not a fasict show and promganda

    • Mic Drop

      Mic Drop

      21 dia atrás

      To me, that makes it even more funny when they're wrong.

  100. Mr. Mason

    Mr. Mason

    Mês atrás

    12:58 RIP BOOMER

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