ACW1988: They Live

John Carpenter. They Live. 1988.

It was a dystopia back when Carpenter made it, but it seems like a pretty romantic and optimistic future now.

Anyway, there’s so much to like about this film. The unfathomably stupid protagonist and the wildly corny “pithy sayings” he comes up with; the drag-out professional wrestling match in that alley; OBEY; and the kick-ass heroine.

It’s like the greatest film ever.

This post is part of the A Carpenter Winter series.

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