John Carpenters, "They Live"

This 1988 film is about a man who finds a pair of sunglasses that lets him see the world as it truly is. When he views normal everyday things, such as: Billboards, television broadcasts, magazines, and consumer products, he see's subliminal messages embedded into them, brainwashing society into "Obeying Authority" and to "Buy" consumer goods. He also notices, as he looks at the faces of certain individuals of society, that they are not what they seem. The face that they have projected for the world to see is not their true face, but the face of alien beings bent on taking over the human race, making it their own!

This film isn't classified as a "Horror" film, but it WAS made by horror legend, John Carpenter, so that generated more interest. It drags a bit at the beginning, but as soon as the main character,Nada, discovers the sunglasses, it begins to take off. Before watching this, you have to keep in mind that this IS a movie revolving around "Magic Sunglasses," so if you're not into Science Fiction, don't expect it to be something extraordinary. Overall, I did enjoy this film, and to me it doesn't rank anywhere near any of Carpenters other works, but it was entertaining and therefore I rate it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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