Because of this topic, I'm watching both films tonight and I'm keeping an open mind. Who's with me?
For the moment before the topic closes I will post this. Statistically or if you look at each film on paper, FMJ would win. The final product comes down to taste and opinion.
Full Metal Jacket. Directed by celebrated world famous legend director, Stanley Kubrick who directed, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove. It's unusual to have a director have so many films in so many film lists. FMJ's story is based on a novel. So, firstly, it has to get greenlighted as a novel to be published. Then, Kubrick obviously thought it was great he proposed to make a film. It was written by Gustav Hasford, he was a war correspondent in the war. So the things you see have been directly influenced from being there, giving the film a sort of authenticity.
Starship Troopers: Directed by Paul Verhoeven. He directed Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Robocop..none of which will have such iconic status as Kubric films, maybe Total Recall, which is brilliant. ST is based on a book also and it written by a guy who does sci-fi books, Robert A. Heinlein and the screenplay was written by Edward Neumeier who only seemed to write Robocop stuff.
Anyway, I'm watching the 2 tonight. It would be nice if others did too.
Edited by ThePinkFloydSound, 09 May 2012 - 05:24 PM.