Friday, 26 August 2011

They Live - REVIEW

Film of the Day #172/ 300

The concept may be better than the execution; however, John Carpenter’s They Live is the ultimate Hollywood B-movie. The film earned cult status among film fans, thanks in large part to possibly the greatest fight scene ever witnessed on screen. A paranoid thriller that tries to make sense of eighties greed, They Live stars WWF legend Roddy Piper as he stumbles upon a conspiracy concerning aliens who have hypnotized the populace through subliminal messages transmitted through the media. They Live is complete with state-of-the-art effects and perhaps some of the most undervalued screenwriting of the eighties. I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum!” Indulge yourself with this ultimate guilty pleasure; it’s so bad it’s good!