248. They Live (1988)

Date First Watched: 21/07/2009
Date Last Watched: 21/07/2009
# Viewings: 2

I like it for being pretty simple and not taking itself too seriously. It’s clever and entertaining and I like the concept. It’s a weird blend of genres and styles (a serious commentary with cheesy 80s flair and part sci-fi, part action) and they all kind of work. At the same time, it’s never amazing. The characters are kinda bland and the dialogue is pretty cheesy (the bubblegum line is a classic, but the others are a bit cringey). I felt like some of it dragged a bit – that fight scene was unnecessarily long, I mean seriously either just wear the sunglasses or go find someone else to wear them. I still think it’s a great film and highly entertaining, but there’s something lacking about it to really elevate it well and beyond that.

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