This movie tops any of the death scenes in Robocop. If you watched this movie when you were younger, this may have been the only thing you were able to focus on. But there's so much more to it than that.
The movie was panned by critics when it was released. It also barely made back its budget at the box office. A big issue with it were the false expectations built up for the movie with its misleading trailers.
Some skilled fans cut a new trailer for Starship Troopers. This is what the film would look like as a modern blockbuster. Hollywood tends to respect and trust audiences' intelligence a little more these days, and this reflects that.
In war, we're taught to see our enemies as inhuman. It makes it easier for us to rationalize trying to kill them. This movie took it a step further and made them literal bugs trying to wipe out humanity. The trailer makes this sound like a good thing, as it united all of humanity against a common threat.
However, the bugs aren't as evil as they seem. They're protecting their home from an invading enemy... us. At the end, it's learned they're afraid, just like we are. Instead of seeing how they're just like us, the humans celebrate and perpetuate the cycle of war.
A large theme in the film is propaganda. Throughout the entire movie, we're force fed these recruitment videos that obviously embellish the glory and experience of war. It's not far fetched, either. The U.S. still engages in propaganda.
Another message of the film is how easily we give up freedoms for the illusion of safety (another correct prediction pre-September 11th). Look at the outfits these characters are wearing. They're supposed to be the good guys because they're human. But what do they remind you of? A certain German army in the 1930s and 1940s perhaps? Regimes like this rise to power when we give in to fear.
The gore in the film is used to show the horrors of war. It's supposed to be off-putting and in stark contrast to the upbeat propaganda films. War is supposed to be ugly, and something no human should partake in.
This new trailer concludes by announcing that war is against our nature. Even when we go up against non-humans. It correctly sets up the tone of the movie and trusts audiences to be able to handle it. The best sci-fi films are those that expose something about our nature, and don't seem so far-fetched. After all, a lot of sci-fi concepts are quickly becoming reality.