I'm still shocked. How could someone be so wrong? How could this happen?
I blame Obama - he's got to be responsible - I listen to Fox News.
Over on Bell (in a post that has since disappeared... what happened?) someone commented that the Imperial Guard reminds him of Starship Troopers. A movie this dude liked.
So I said something like, "Man, how did they gut such a great book? Heinlein wrote the best military SF novel of a the last century and some yahoos in Hollywood make a string of bad films. They didn't even have Jump-Troopers... but at least they had a decent shower scene."
To which I get this reply - and be warned, some of you might find this offensive, much like I did:
genotype wrote, in response to Brent:
The movie ruled. I read the book, sorry, it was kinda boring in comparison (not unlike Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep vs Blade Runner). Jump troops would have been cool though. And shoulder mounted nukes. The fun and escapism in the book was overshadowed by the propaganda and made me feel like I was at a political rally. In the movie it was kind of making fun of tinfoil hat wearing paranoia. I liked it.
I don't even know what to say. I mean, I can deal with someone who liked the film - hell, someone out there probably likes Wing Commander - but not liking the book? Sure, it was political, but in a way that identifies with the military mindset; sometimes, there are valid reasons to fight. Still, as fiction, it was way ahead of its time - many SF elements that we take for granted in film today came from ideas in that book.
Genotype doesn't like the book... I find this hard to accept. My stomach hurts. I'm going to see if Jawaballs is on Twitter yet: I need to be able to find him at all times...
PS - I find it hard to compare DADoES with Blade Runner; they're too different. I loved both.
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