They Live (1988 IMDb)

Categorization

SF action, dystopia, social commentary through escapism.

Subject

A construction worker discovers that weird creatures rule by illusion, subliminal messages, control of the police and crass commercialism.

Commentary

The premise of the narrative is a step up from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). The choice of heroes here is rather different than the multi-talented BB: John and Frank are as dumb and as durable as bricks.

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