They Live

They Live ★★★★★

What a satirical ride! The intentionally unsubtle themes of subliminal messages and consumerism (the constant shots of advertisements, chef's kiss), leave a punch as it's still relevant to this day to serve up a thrillingly entertaining sci-fi flick.

Love Piper's reserved performance until the reveal, in which he becomes a wise-cracking, snarky badass, alongside the always magnetic Keith David! Eerie makeup work for the aliens and Carpenter's direction for the setpieces are great, especially the infamous lengthy street brawl all for one character to fucking look at the truth, LMAO.

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