"Starship Troopers"- R.A. Heinlein. Really a great novel.
Best idea in the book was nobody was allowed to vote or serve in public office unless they had done a stint in the military.Weeded out people who were not serious about serving their country or deciding whats best for it.(rather than just being a ploitician because it served his or her best interest.
Fightin' bigass bugs was just a framework for his political,military and citizenship ideas.
It was a fun movie but hardly a deep one(like the book)...the makers decided bug killin' was more important.More exciting maybe but when the arrived for battle at klandau or whatever...I laughed out loud at how closely bunched together the fleet was in space...kinda like lining up you men in rows in front of each other in a broad meadow and yelling charge! Even if you miss what your aiming at your bound to hit something.