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16th Nov '17 1:54:19 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* LesCollaborateurs: The wealthy elite of society are secretly cooperating with the aliens, including [[spoiler:Holly]].

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* LesCollaborateurs: The wealthy elite of society Some humans are secretly cooperating with the aliens, including [[spoiler:Holly]].[[spoiler:Holly and the nameless bum]].



* TheEighties: If Carpenter is right, we can blame the whole decade on the pernicious influence of an alien conspiracy and their human collaborators. Also, according to Carpenter, the extra long fist fight was put in to deliberately avoid the invincible action hero that was so prevalent in the 80's.

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* TheEighties: If Carpenter The film is right, we can blame the whole decade on the pernicious influence a allegorical criticism of an alien conspiracy yuppie culture and their human collaborators. Also, according to Carpenter, the Reagan economics of this era. The extra long fist fight was put in to deliberately avoid the invincible action hero that was so prevalent in the 80's.80s.



* KarmaHoudini: The Homeless Drifter who becomes TheQuisling for the aliens is last scene teleporting away and never gets any on-screen comeuppance. However. since [[spoiler:the alien conspiracy is unmasked at the end, we can assume that the very best he can hope for is being returned to his life as a bum with no humans the wiser]].

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* KarmaHoudini: The Homeless Drifter who becomes TheQuisling [[LesCollaborateurs a collaborator]] for the aliens is last scene seen teleporting away and never gets any on-screen comeuppance. However. since [[spoiler:the alien conspiracy is unmasked at the end, we can assume that the very best he can hope for is being returned to his life as a bum with no humans the wiser]].



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Holly.]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler:Holly.]][[spoiler:Holly]], a member of LesCollaborateurs, becomes a mole in LaResistance.



%%* LaResistance

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%%* LaResistance* LaResistance: The human resistance against the aliens broadcasts anti-alien messages and produces earwear that pierces their disguises. Our heroes join it by the middle of the film.
16th Nov '17 1:47:43 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* KarmaHoudini: The Homeless Drifter who was complaining about The Bearded TV Hacker interrupting his show constantly, somehow gets recruited by The Aliens to help them in their continued subjugation of Earth. When John Nada and Frank accidentally stumble into an underground base of operations and into a fancy dinner party attended by both The Aliens and their human collaborators, he assumes they were recruited as well and gives them the grand tour. Eventually they try to kill him for betraying humanity. [[BeingGoodSucks He responds that all he's done is picked the winning side and asks them what's wrong with wanting a piece of the good life.]] He then escapes by using his wristwatch (which is actually a communications and teleportation device) to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere disappear]].

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* KarmaHoudini: The Homeless Drifter who was complaining about The Bearded TV Hacker interrupting his show constantly, somehow becomes TheQuisling for the aliens is last scene teleporting away and never gets recruited by The Aliens to help them in their continued subjugation of Earth. When John Nada and Frank accidentally stumble into an underground base of operations and into a fancy dinner party attended by both The Aliens and their human collaborators, he assumes they were recruited as well and gives them any on-screen comeuppance. However. since [[spoiler:the alien conspiracy is unmasked at the grand tour. Eventually they try to kill him for betraying humanity. [[BeingGoodSucks He responds end, we can assume that all he's done is picked the winning side and asks them what's wrong very best he can hope for is being returned to his life as a bum with wanting a piece of no humans the good life.]] He then escapes by using his wristwatch (which is actually a communications and teleportation device) to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere disappear]].wiser]].
15th Nov '17 2:16:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AuthorTract
-->'''Creator/JohnCarpenter''': I began watching TV again. I quickly realized that everything we see is designed to sell us something... It's all about wanting us to buy something. The only thing they want to do is take our money.

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* AuthorTract
-->'''Creator/JohnCarpenter''': I
AuthorTract: The film is an allegory for unrestrained capitalism and Reagan conservatism, specifically trickle-down economics. In behind-the-scenes interviews, Carpenter even refers to the aliens as "Republicans." Of his inspiration, he said, "I began watching TV again. I quickly realized that everything we see is designed to sell us something... It's all about wanting us to buy something. The only thing they want to do is take our money."
31st Oct '17 8:17:59 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: The famous fight ends with a suplex. {{Justified|Trope}}, since it was, of course, Wrestling/RoddyPiper.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: The famous fight ends with a suplex. {{Justified|Trope}}, since it was, Which is to be expected when one of course, the combatants is Wrestling/RoddyPiper.
15th Oct '17 12:03:38 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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John Nada is a drifting construction worker, played by wrestler "Rowdy" Wrestling/RoddyPiper. He arrives in a new town, and finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see that not only are aliens living among us, they have hidden [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] urging humans to conform, consume and reproduce in all media. Nada sets out to make sense of what the sunglasses are showing him, leading to several action scenes, and an incredibly long fist-fight with Nada's construction worker friend, Frank (Creator/KeithDavid). Eventually, Frank and Nada find an underground movement set on exposing the aliens and freeing humanity, and join in their efforts.

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John Nada ([[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]]) is a drifting construction worker, played by wrestler "Rowdy" Wrestling/RoddyPiper. He worker who arrives in a new town, and finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see that not only are aliens living among us, they have hidden [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] urging humans to conform, consume and reproduce in all media. Nada sets out to make sense of what the sunglasses are showing him, leading to several action scenes, and an incredibly long fist-fight with Nada's construction worker friend, Frank (Creator/KeithDavid). Eventually, Frank and Nada find an underground movement set on exposing the aliens and freeing humanity, and join in their efforts.
1st Jun '17 8:04:35 PM jormis29
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* TakeThatCritics: The second-to-last shot; after [[spoiler:the aliens' satellite is destroyed and reveals their true faces]], the shot shows [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed alien proxies]] for Series/SiskelAndEbert who are criticizing violence in films by directors like George A. Romero and Creator/JohnCarpenter. This is almost certainly in good humor, since Creator/RogerEbert was one of the few critics to champion Carpenter's ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' and helped launch Carpenter's career.

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* TakeThatCritics: The second-to-last shot; after [[spoiler:the aliens' satellite is destroyed and reveals their true faces]], the shot shows [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed alien proxies]] for Series/SiskelAndEbert who are criticizing violence in films by directors like George A. Romero Creator/GeorgeARomero and Creator/JohnCarpenter. This is almost certainly in good humor, since Creator/RogerEbert was one of the few critics to champion Carpenter's ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' and helped launch Carpenter's career.
19th Apr '17 6:51:08 PM Golondrina
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* LaResistance

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* %%* LaResistance
17th Apr '17 5:55:19 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: The wealthy elite of society are secretly cooperating with the aliens, including [[spoiler:Holly]].



* LaResistance



* LesCollaborateurs: The wealthy elite of society are secretly cooperating with the aliens, including [[spoiler:Holly]].


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* LaResistance
4th Apr '17 6:33:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FlippingTheBird: Nada gets one right before the ending.

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* FlippingTheBird: Nada gets gives one right before the ending.
4th Mar '17 3:26:37 PM MrKosta
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* {{Gonk}}: The aliens, of course. Nada [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBY6pF42I-c hilarious manner]].
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