Starship Troopers

You don't need to be a genius to enjoy Paul Verhoeven's adaptation of the enduring 1959 sci-fi novel by Robert A Heinlein, but it is still a fun movie.

After the Earth is attacked by an alien race of super-bugs, a brave crew takes off for the insects' home planet in a desperate attempt to defeat the invaders.

This simple story - which features a young cast headed by Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards and Jake Busey - offers a wonderful opportunity for the state-of-the-art special-effects team to run riot, although the film did little to restore Verhoeven's reputation after the disastrous Showgirls.