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They Live

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Do you dare to see the truth?,

    Oh man what a fun movie, I saw this a few months ago and still marvel at how much I enjoyed it. This is one of those eighties movies that borderlines on silly and cheesy at times but overall there is so much to enjoy that in this case it barely stands in the way. Basically this is a story of an accidental discovery by a construction worker down on his luck. Trying to find some work, Nada arrives in LA and quickly makes some "friends" and gets in trouble on his first day of work. Eventually he tries to settle in but things seem strange, how strange he has no idea until one day he stumbles on a whole box of black plastic sunglasses. He soon finds out that they are made by a resistance group that send out announcements on TV channels about aliens and warns people that things aren't as they seem. Deem lunatics, they hide and act in secret, but when Nada puts those glasses on he discovers just how much what he believed in is true. <BR/><BR/>Driven by money and power, people will do anything to have more, even sell out their own species to aliens who are willing to exploit and use them. Those special glasses let Nada see the real aliens, disguised as human to unprotected eye and upon looking at TV shows, magazines and billboards he sees the true message that is meant for the average human; to buy and to obey. One has to see this movie to get the full gist of the idea, but it's something that I have actually felt about today's world for a while. Everything revolves around money, ways of making it, using people for it and luring others to spend their. This movie does a fantastic job of shedding some light on real life and mixes in some ultra terrestrials with incredible twists. <BR/><BR/>Nada is soon discovered by those who pretend to be human and chased through some really fantastic adventures. There are a few more secrets that make this movie so fun but spoiling them would be a shame, it's best to watch it without knowing too much. I highly recommend for a few hours of shameless fun and the ending is super, very well driven to the point. <BR/><BR/>- Kasia S.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this was funny AND cool!

    who ever did the make up job after the &quot long fight scene&quot was defenetly the best ive EVER seen! even till this day! it was very realistic! anyway the movie was fun to watch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum

    I always wondered where that quote came from since I had heard it from somewhere and then of course that little fight scene thanks to that South Park episode. The film has its funny moments and another funny quote quot Mamma don't like tattletales. I must say after watching it that this is a pretty good movie and don't know if anyone's noticed but it seems that there's a pattern with John Carpenter's films where in the beginning his films flop but then later become cult classics? Seems Hollywood and its viewers can't make up their minds whether or not they should like his films now or later. To be honest I sometimes think certain movies shouldn't be in theaters but straight to video, don't ask me why. I guess when it comes to movie theaters that movie sometimes becomes overrated and its like a competition of which movie will make the most money instead of what people want to see. Its sad really. Anyway this is the story of a drifter who finds work and some very interesting sunglasses including that there are aliens amongst them. The wrestler Roddy Piper is a pretty good actor and Keith David the voice were great. Meg Foster who played Holly Thompson was not only a b**** but looked very familiar and I was like OMG its Hera from Hercules, it must of been those creepy yet beautiful eyes. Another John Carpenter favorite that never gets old next to Big Trouble in Little China and The Thing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Underated, Ignored because of realism

    The only reason this film is not a cult favorite with the masses (it is with the minority) is because the materialism theme is still as ever strong in America today as it was 15 years ago. What a shame!! To much of a reality shot to the solar plexus for numbed, brainwashed masses with 'money is my god/psuedo-Christian' beliefs!! Kudos to Carpenter for taking such a bold and real view on modern America, I wish there were more producers like him today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great B-Quality Sci-Fi

    Piper plays an out-of-luck blue collar worker looking for employment in L.A. who stumbles upon an eerie alien conspiracy to take over the world. Revealed to the truth by a resistance movement who provide him with special sunglasses, Piper sees the horrid reality and seeks new converts to bring down the aliens. Orwellian in theme, it's a good movie to watch for its action and clever theme. I give the movie 3 stars for its originality but it is still a B-movie. The plot is clever and the satire is rich.

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