Roughnecks

Entry #1099, Mon, September 10, 2001, 02:04 EST (Movies)
(posted when I was 23 years old.)
When a movie comes with a warning "CAUTION Contains Computer Animation that ROCKS!" you know you're in for a treat. Arun somehow found himself a copy of "Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles: The Pluto Campaign." From what he had heard, this was supposed to be an animated adaptation of Heinlein's book that was much closer than the recent Starship Troopers movie. Tonight we watched this. I knew we were in for trouble when I saw that Paul Verhoeven was the executive producer. Although the computer animation was decent, the movie was in no way a good adaptation of the novel. It generally made little sense and was delightfully inconsistent. We were asked to believe that the humans were fighting horrible battles, outnumbered and such. This concept was difficult to buy, seeing how not a single human character was harmed throughout the film. By the end of it, we found ourselves wondering just how much longer we were to be tormented. So it was pretty awful, but worth a few laughs.

"Lieutenant's insane" - "We're fighting giant bugs on freaking Pluto. We're all insane."

But the best came after the movie ended. Arun decided to play with some of the fancy dvd settings. We discovered we could watch the movie in French with Korean subtitles. This was fun for a little while, because not only could we mock the movie, we could mock the French at the same time...

FF: 0/14, FR: 4/9 (uwuwuwuwu), l: 1000, TTR: 0.6, HT: 5, AE: 3/5, PL: 0.8
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