oh yeah this is just the best! insane that this was misinterpret during it's release because you can't get any more obvious - very clearly a clever satire criticising fascism and the nature of propoganda itself. at first glance, sure it looks like a film that supports militarism and jingoistic ideals but verhoeven exaggerates the plot to expose the ugliness of said ideals.
the little bits of advertisements in between pretty much says it all - an excess of military glorification and propoganda that manipulates public opinion.
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