They Live (1988)

Posted by – November 24, 2008

The x-ray specs device is perfect for lofi scifi — super-striking and cinematic.

The movie is pretty entertaining, and like most Carpenter stuff goes between smart and stupid in the same movie. There’s some smart stuff near the end with some dialogue that says that to the aliens, Earth is third world — a concept I’ve always thought about teasing out.

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1 Comment on They Live (1988)

  1. Anthony says:

    aliens are awesome.
    even characters that have been abducted, really abducted, and never really told anyone, except maybe a friend or two (or a support group) chris (mccawley) has written a comedy with that, but maybe a dark, true version could be interesting… at least for one storyline.
    also, i’ve always thought a true style ouija board movie could be scary and interesting. there was the b-movie “witchcraft” series in the 80’s, but exploring the ouija (again maybe with just one character) may be interesting. does anybody really know the power of ouija?
    just spitballing.
    man, it’s been so long since i’ve seen “they live”… wouldn’t it be great if we can wear shades that can show is who are the phonies amongst us?

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