They Live (1988) Movie Review

They Live (1988)

1988 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
93 minutes /

User Score: 63/100


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They Live Review

Synopsis:

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

John Carpenter‘s "They Live" has an awesome plot. However, casting wrestler Roddy Piper as the lead role was a slight mistake. The movie’s ideas and story are awesome, but Roddy Piper is pretty corny with his punch lines. However, he doesn’t totally ruin the film, and well into the film you get used to his over the top acting, and the movie is great. Nada (played by Roddy Piper) is a homeless man looking for work. He gets a job as a construction worker and becomes friends with Frank (Keith David). Frank takes Nada to the shelter he lives at for a place to stay and a good meal. Nada begins to stumble upon something strange, as he spies on a few of the people in the shelter who seem to have a cult. He finds a box full of weird

Nada (played by Roddy Piper) is a homeless man looking for work. He gets a job as a construction worker and becomes friends with Frank (Keith David). Frank takes Nada to the shelter he lives at for a place to stay and a good meal. Nada begins to stumble upon something strange, as he spies on a few of the people in the shelter who seem to have a cult. He finds a box full of weird sunglasses but thinks nothing of it the shelter is raided and everything is destroyed by the police. Nada later tries on a pair of the sunglasses and something extremely frightening happens to him. When he puts on the glasses he see’s a whole other world. The real world. Where people appear as they’re true selves, hideous monsters, and the media brainwashes us.

Nada later tries on a pair of the sunglasses and something extremely frightening happens to him. When he puts on the glasses he see’s a whole other world. The real world. Where people appear as they’re true selves, hideous monsters, and the media brain washes us. The movie has some very cool ideas and is carried out very well. The long fight scene between Frank and Nada is so classic, and the ending is ****ing great. This movie is highly recommended to John Carpenter fans, Roddy Piper fans, and fans of good sci-fi, disturbing stories. Very good movie!

The movie has some very fresh ideas and is carried out very well. The extended fight scene between Frank and Nada is so classic, and the ending is f*****g great. This movie is highly recommended to John Carpenter fans, Roddy Piper fans, and fans of good sci-fi, disturbing stories. Very good movie!


About They Live (1988)

Title: They Live
Original Title: John Carpenter's They Live, They Live!
Year: 1988
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.1/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
Starring: George 'Buck' Flower, Peter Jason, John Carpenter, Keith David, Al Leong, Meg Foster, Jeff Imada, Jan Rabson, Christine Anne Baur, John F. Goff, Larry J. Franco, Helen Kelly, Robert Grasmere, Cibby Danyla, Susan Blanchard, Jeb Stuart Adams, Dana Bratton, Norman D. Wilson, Norm Wilson, Thelma Lee, Stratton Leopold, Eileen Wesson, Roddy Piper, Rezza Shan, Gregory J. Barnett, Norman Howell, Jimmy Nickerson, Raymond St. Jacques, Tom Searle, Kerry Rossall
Writers: Ray Nelson, John Carpenter
Director: John Carpenter

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