They Live (1988)

Director – John Carpenter

Starring – Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Peter Jason,

What’s it all about? – The ‘Rowdy’ one finds out that aliens are taking over the world, and can see them when he is wearing sunglasses.  Cue aliens being killed and Roddy saving the day.

Notes & Scribbles

  • Based on the short story ‘Eight O’Clock In The Morning’ by Ray Nelson
  • I think there’s probably a law that states if you write about this film you have to mention the classic ‘I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass….. and I’m all out of bubblegum’ line. It’s daft, but great!
  • Loved the fight scene in the alley between Piper and David.  It seemed to go on forever.  Wonder if it inspired the Peter vs Chicken fights in Family Guy.
  • Meg Foster is a bit creepy looking.

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