I started out hating this movie when I saw it when it came out. Princeton MarketFair... had absolutely no desire to see it, but Paul insisted we all go. I hated it.
I hated it when it came out on video too.
I was young. The satire flew right over my head but it does say something about my natural disposition. A sly satire with overt fascism in the style of propaganda... designed to win over an unware audience and get them root for the fascists... and I, an 18 year old that did not get the satire at all, absolutely rejected it and wished everyone in it would be murdered by bugs.
So yeah... I've been doing this whole "fascists are jerks" thing for decades.
As an adult, I love and appreciate everything Starship Troopers does.