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INTEREST: CG Starship Trooper Film's 1st Character Shot Posted




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chronium



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:23 am Reply with quote
YEAH! They're not doing cell shading Very Happy That style is fine but it's not for Starship Troopers.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:25 pm Reply with quote
Maybe we'll actually see a clip one of these days, too! Razz
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TheAncientOne



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:29 pm Reply with quote
I know it was from the official blog and not ANN itself, but the phrase is "court martial" not "court marshal".
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GhostShell



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:20 pm Reply with quote
I thought the first live-action film was kind of fun to watch, though I'm sure this CG film will be quite different. As a fan of CG productions, as well as all forms of animation, I'm interested to see how this will turn out.
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Surrender Artist



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:42 pm Reply with quote
I wonder if anybody will every try to make a genuinely faithful adaptation of the book. I'm not particularly clamoring for one myself, but as many times as this has been through the ringer, I'd almost expect somebody to try.

Paul Verhoeven's film isn't much good as an adaptation, but it has some merit if considered as a satire with bits of Robert Heinlein retrofitted onto it. I probably wouldn't entirely enjoy something with a straight portrayal of the original book's fascistic flair.

I liked Roughnecks: Starship Troopers when I saw it on television years ago and thought it was quite good when I watched it again on Hulu years later. It charts something of a middle path between the Paul Vehoeven film and the book. I wish that they'd been able to finish it.

I've never seen the anime from the eighties, but it must be good. With that opening like this, it must be.

This should at least be cool looking, provided that the computer animation is adequate to that. The series, especially interpreted through the lens of the Verhoeven film, at least provides an excellent pretense for stuff getting blowed up real good. The character description seems to appeal to the heroic militarism of the franchise, so it'll at least fit in.

Then again, what would Sarah Brightman think.
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Enphilistor



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:18 pm Reply with quote
I've never really gotten the whole "Fascist" thing in relation to "Starship Troopers." Earth didn't declare war on the Bugs until after they'd vaporized a city with an asteroid, then they did it with an all-volunteer army. By that light, America was more fascist after Pearl Harbor, because we went to war with a draft. Is the fact that suffrage is not universal ALL it takes to make a society "fascist?" Was America before women could vote "fascist?" That was wrong, but was it "fascist?" According to the book itself, other than having to serve a term in the government to vote, all other rights applied equally to all citizens.
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fuuma_monou



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:16 am Reply with quote
Enphilistor wrote:
According to the book itself, other than having to serve a term in the government to vote, all other rights applied equally to all citizens.


"Legal residents". Only citizens could vote/run for office.

The book is very anti-communist, which I guess is easy to conflate with "fascist". And the approval of corporal punishment probably grates on the people who hate the book. But there's no evidence of one-party rule.
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Inosaska



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:45 pm Reply with quote
Cool I really liked the old movie and the CG TV series that was made. Now let's hope this does a good job with the series.
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