like, it's a fascist government indoctrinating youth and demanding military service from them before it grants them full citizen status then throwing them into a meat grinder.
it's not at all subtle. it basically turns to camera every few minutes and goes “you are getting this, right?” basically bashes you over the head with it.
were there people actually sitting there going “now THIS is how a society should be run”?
actually, looking at america right now, yeah there actually were, weren't there?
mind you, people didn't seem to get robocop either, which does the same thing for the interactions between capitalism, gentrification, and police brutality
verhoeven is hardly a subtle director
might have to rewatch robocop and starship troopers actually. they're good films.
watching robocop now, and the advert for 'family heart center' comes on and holy fucking shit its on the nose about capitalism and healthcare straight out of the door
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