Saturday, February 04, 2006

Starship Troopers

So, last night Ian rented the movie "Starship Troopers" for me to watch, as I had not seen it, and he likes it. I really had no desire to see it, to be honest, but once it started, I was glued to the telly with a mixture of horror and amusement. You see, in this movie I see the future of the USA if not the world if countries and the UN continue to follow blindly along. Some points:

1) In the movie, only "citizens" may vote.
2) To be a citizen, you must have served in the military in some way.
3) "Every major problem humanity has faced has been solved through violence" is a quote from the movie.
4) The propaganda shots were scarily reminiscent of recruiting advertisements that I have seen.

Anyways, I enjoyed the film, but it scared me a little on an "oh my God, that's the future" sort of way.

We also watched "Kingdom of Heaven," which surprisingly, was fantastic, I though. I'm sure that if I knew a little more about history there may have been some things about it that offended me, I'll have to ask some of my more knowledgeable friends about it. Oh, and Orlando was way dreamy.

Less than 24 hours till Ian leaves now.


tomama said...

I like Starship Troopers too even though I usually hate that type of thing). We'll be thinking of you and hope that the time speeds by. (thanks for the nice blogging gift writeup too, I am just catching up on reading after being away!)


Anne R. Key said...

Kingdom of Heaven is actually quite historically accurate, particularly for a "Hollywood" film.