Monday, January 17, 2005

of boobies and bugs...



ok. i give. what's the deal with guys and "starship troopers" (the movie)?

i have a fair number of guy friends and i've noticed lately that while they click past the umpteenzillion channels on cable at meteoric speed (which in itself is a sickness - imho) they recognize and stop slackjawed and drooling of what i can only describe as homeric (you pick - greek or simpsons) proportions at any scene in that film (if i can call that waste of celluloid - a film).

i'm convinced it's a rudimentary breast and insect fixation. as in, staring at the hot young science teacher's boobs while she explained the body parts of a cicada to you in the 6th grade.

a) you've got the beautiful and talented, denise richards (who played, "rebecca" in "yo puta" (i think that's whore in spanish), "carla, the friendly one" in "love actually" and the "white she devil" in "undercover brother") and dina meyer (who recently played "kerry" in "saw"). you may even remember a couple of scenes where dina meyer gets nekkid - horizontally and vertically.

b) you see denise and dina kick some giant alien bug *ss with large, loud, light up firearms .

c) there's the bugs. and is it just me or does the final brain bug with the multiple eyes not look like some freaky multiple boobied bug?!

hello!! the former doogie howser is in this movie. how do you guys MISS that!? how does your manhood not shrink from the sight of him like it used to on prime time tv!?

i just dunno. i just don't get the devout, starry eyed, fascination that grown men, mature men of sophistication and taste, have for this movie...






oooo! look! "much ado about nothing" is on! awwww! i LOVE that movie!!!



9 comments:

pylorns said...

well, i liked the movie... but then again, it was prob. for the nudity.

Punk Parent said...

would guess that you are right on when it comes to the boob/insect fascination. I had an overweight male teachr and I still couldn't seem to rend my eyes away from the sight of it =)

seriously though you will be happy to know that I am a male that far prefers the book to the movie...and I like Shakespeare too...maybe I need help...

The Punk Parent

Levi said...

Hmmm, could it be that a) this movie has great special effects, or even b) that is based on a classic Robert Heinline novel, or even c) that it is actually a great polemic about the dangers and stupidity of cold-war/kill em all mentality wrapped up in the disguise of an actual promotion of this kind of mentality? Well, at least for me it is. But it's also just an entertaining movie to watch, and I don't think you have to be a guy to be entertained by it, nor do you have to be a Homer Simpson...

Square1 said...

I haven't yet seen the movie... have been tempted to simply because it was filmed in Wyoming, and I'm a Wyoming woman at heart, but I've heard such lousy reviews of it from guys and gals I think, "Why bother?" Haven't seen Much Ado About Nothing Either... I'm so ashamed!

P.S. I'm no longer on Hiatus.

Square1 said...

I haven't yet seen the movie... have been tempted to simply because it was filmed in Wyoming, and I'm a Wyoming woman at heart, but I've heard such lousy reviews of it from guys and gals I think, "Why bother?" Haven't seen Much Ado About Nothing Either... I'm so ashamed!

P.S. I'm no longer on Hiatus.

puglet said...

I was laughing so hard until the part about 'Much Ado About Nothing" and then.....
HOW can you WATCH KEANU doing SHAKESPEARE?
I mean, he's eye candy and all, but I have to watch his movies on mute to get my jollies.

Chris said...

I have never seen starship troopers. And it's not on my list of want-to-see movies either. I don't even like Denise Richards, and movies by Paul Verhoeven are almost always a little over the top.

mamazilla said...

whoa. i go away for a day or so and all hell breaks loose on the comments... yee-HAW!!!!

pylorns - i get that. i get liking nudity. i like nudity. and i see now that i have to ask my guy friends about their fascination when the movie isn't actually running and afer they've gone to the bathroom...

punk parent - you, renaissance man, you... extra brownie points for your boob tolerance. "all boobs accepted here." right on.

levi - i agree you don't have to be a guy or homer simpson to like this movie. personally, i really don't know why i don't like this movie. for all intents and purposes, i SHOULD like this movie (i'm a huge sci-fi/fantasy movie geek). i think i really have to pick up the book and watch the movie again. that'll learn me.

square1 - yay! back from hiatus! you should see both movies - they provide plenty of inspiration for writing, if necessary, as you can see... ;)

puglet - if keanu had more than two lines in the movie - i would totally vomit in my mouth. he is SO not the eye candy for me - s'all about denzel... ooo. bebeh.

christophe - hey, thanks for visiting! i haven't been able to sit thru any of his films except for total recall. basic instinct, showgirls, robocop - zzzzzzzz. i've always been curious about his other "foreign" films though... hmmm....

Anonymous said...

I haven't experienced this mass fascination with Starship Troopers. In fact, when I first saw it in theaters years ago, with a large groupe of people (guys and gals), only me and one other guy enjoyed it, and we were roundly dissed for that. I haven't run into many others since then who've liked it, for prurient or any other reasons.

That said, I dug it. Very enjoyable over-the-top anti-war satire that strikes just the right balance between self-mockery and action-adventure. And who wouldn't like Doogie Howser as Himmler??

Not to sound too harsh, but that Denzel/Keanu version of Much Ado? Please. Hacky and muddily-paced. If you're going to go with a new-wave Shakespeare movie, watch Branaugh's Hamlet; it's all you need.

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