Paul Verhoeven is one of the worst directors ever.
RoboCop was a terrible attempt at satire and a horrible movie overall. RoboCop 2 was a much better film that ignored the pretentious "satire" bullshit and just gave us a good movie. Fuck even the reboot was better than that piss-poor original.
His Starship Troopers film is an insult to the novel and just a shit movie overall. And Total Recall was only good because of Arnold and nothing else really.
What a fucking hack. If Blomkamp want's to go back to the style of the original and ignore everything else, then I can't wait for a really poor attempt at "satire".
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What about the black book and basic instinct ?
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Damn, we turn this soundtrack thread to a cinema thread.
starship troopers was a gutting deconstruction and satire of the book tho. it was supposed to be campy schlock.
"That explains the large budget versus its box office returns."
i was so sad nobody ended up seeing it. The trailers looked amazing, it had a great cast, a great director, and was a fitting sequel that people actually wanted. The fact that nobody cared to actually see it felt so bizarre.
We are getting a short-run anime series in the same universe tho, with Shinichiro Watanabe and the Ghost in the Shell people involved, so I expect it to be good.
Basic Instinct is stupid and predictable and Black Book is long and boring. I will admit that there are aspects of Black Book I enjoyed, but nothing to make me suddenly praise him.
His only good movie was Flesh and Blood, everything else is 5 shades of shit.
"starship troopers was a gutting deconstruction and satire of the book tho. it was supposed to be campy schlock."
When Friedberg and Seltzer made "Vampire's Suck", they didn't fucking name it "Twilight" just to take jab's at the book and the fanbase. You just don't fucking do that. Fans of the book had waited for years to see that book adapted into film and when we finally got it, all we got was "BTW Yer a Fascist" the movie. That's not right. He could have satirized the book without actually using the book material, he didn't have to take things to this level.
He could have named it anything other than "Starship Troopers" and the satire would hold. But to actually adapt the book only to fuck with it and insult the material with the shit we got is just a shitty thing to do.
Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers all rule
Robocop 2, Total Recall (Remake) and the Japanese Starship Troopers movies all rule.
Paul's movies can suck a taint.
Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers all rule 
Let's not forget the first Terminator. I actually like that one more than T2.
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Really? I can't stand the first Terminator and Terminator 2 is like my all time favorite Cameron film.
Aliens is his best movie and is also the best movie ever made so
lol starship troopers is incredible
also aliens is a terrible alien movie
Underflow you are actually based. As groundbreaking in effects as it was, it was basically the blueprint for shitty hollywood sci fi.
There is only one good alien film
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aww thanks :3
nah I lied, you are right tho