“Everyone fights, no one quits. If you don’t do your job I’ll shoot you myself.” (Michael Ironside)
Classic 90s action, with classic Paul Verhoeven at the helm, this is a very enjoyable space romp that takes a satirical look at a future where Earth is run by a totalitarian and facist regime and goes to war against an ugly planet, “a bug planet!”
The film has aged better than you might expect since they seem to have got the blend of prosthetics and CGI just right.
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