3. Starship Troopers
On Film: Paul Verhoeven brings subtle satire to the story of young men and women giving their lives to battle giant bugs.
It’s ultra-violent and crammed full with the Dutch director’s Hollywood period trademarks – boobs, bonking and body parts.
On Stage: Technical issues result in serious crush injuries the first night when the massive remote control puppets used to bring the bugs to life go haywire thanks to some idiot’s mobile.
The show is quickly cancelled and the producers flee the country after a massive insurance case is filed.
Likely Lyric: “Fight the war! We all go full bore! Ignore the gore! Ignore the gore! Do you want to know more?”