Friday, March 13, 2009

Sci-fi Friday - They Live (1988)

John Carpenter's 80's sci-fi b-movie classic, They Live seems all the more topical given the recent economic meltdown whose effects are rippling across the globe tearing jobs out of the system as it goes. As IMDB puts it;

"Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued."

Also the movie has one of my favourite quotes.

"Nada: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum. "

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