They Live (1988)

they_live_movie_poster001By Scott Goldfine

In John Carpenter’s latest horror venture, a group of subversive aliens have infiltrated our society and are keeping the masses downtrodden through subliminal messages. The premise is an interesting twist on George Orwell’s “1984.”

But due to unconvincing characters and a banal script, the film fails to deliver the goods. Neither scary nor amusing, “They Live” dies. Stars wrestler Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. Rated R.

GRADE: C

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