Starship Troopers: One of the Most Misunderstood Movies Ever in The Atlantic. I’m so glad that one of my favorite movies is finally being seen as something other than a vapid and silly version of the original (awesome, hardcore) book.
But those critics had missed the point. Starship Troopers is satire, a ruthlessly funny and keenly self-aware sendup of right-wing militarism. The fact that it was and continues to be taken at face value speaks to the very vapidity the movie skewers.