History YMMV / TheyLive

4th May '17 12:08:55 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* OlderThanTheyThink: Basically, the plot revolves around creatures that have infiltrated the human race by [[TheyLookLikeUsNow making themselves look indistinguishable from us]] and posing as benevolent members of our society. With the help of at least one other human ally, our hero finds out about these grotesque foes, thereby learning how to identify them and how to protect himself and other humans. Eventually, he stumbles upon a secret meeting of the monsters (along with a human who was previously unaware of their existence). After one of the monsters at the meeting gives a speech detailing their plans, the hero discovers an enemy weapon that he hijacks to deal a debilitating blow to the inhuman enemies. Although he and the other human who witness the meeting have their lifespans severely shortened from the encounter, the hero considers it a worthy sacrifice since he enabled humanity to defeat the infiltrators...Yeah, sorry Creator/JohnCarpenter, but it looks like a certain ''[[Creator/RoaldDahl other]]'' master of scares [[Literature/TheWitches beat you to it]].

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Basically, the The plot revolves around creatures that have infiltrated the human race by [[TheyLookLikeUsNow making themselves look indistinguishable from us]] and posing as benevolent members of our society. With the help of at least one other human ally, our hero finds out about these grotesque foes, thereby learning how to identify them and how to protect himself and other humans. Eventually, he stumbles upon a secret meeting of the monsters (along with a human who was previously unaware of their existence). After one of the monsters at the meeting gives a speech detailing their plans, the hero discovers an enemy weapon that he hijacks to deal a debilitating blow to the inhuman enemies. Although he and the other human who witness the meeting have their lifespans severely shortened from the encounter, the hero considers it a worthy sacrifice since he enabled humanity to defeat the infiltrators...Yeah, sorry Creator/JohnCarpenter, but it looks like a certain ''[[Creator/RoaldDahl other]]'' master of scares [[Literature/TheWitches beat you to it]].
23rd Jan '17 9:37:15 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This {{paranoia|Fuel}}-inducing work from TheEighties centers on creatures that have infiltrated the human race by [[TheyLookLikeUsNow making themselves look indistinguishable from us]] and posing as benevolent members of our society. With the help of at least one other human ally, our hero finds out about these grotesque foes, thereby learning how to identify them and how to protect himself and other humans. Eventually, he stumbles upon a secret meeting of the monsters (along with a human who was previously unaware of their existence). After one of the monsters at the meeting gives a speech detailing their plans, the hero discovers an enemy weapon that he hijacks to deal a debilitating blow to the inhuman enemies. Although he and the other human who witness the meeting have their lifespans severely shortened from the encounter, the hero considers it a worthy sacrifice since he enabled humanity to defeat the infiltrators. Sorry Creator/JohnCarpenter, but it looks like a certain ''[[Creator/RoaldDahl other]]'' master of scares [[Literature/TheWitches beat you to it]].

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This {{paranoia|Fuel}}-inducing work from TheEighties centers on Basically, the plot revolves around creatures that have infiltrated the human race by [[TheyLookLikeUsNow making themselves look indistinguishable from us]] and posing as benevolent members of our society. With the help of at least one other human ally, our hero finds out about these grotesque foes, thereby learning how to identify them and how to protect himself and other humans. Eventually, he stumbles upon a secret meeting of the monsters (along with a human who was previously unaware of their existence). After one of the monsters at the meeting gives a speech detailing their plans, the hero discovers an enemy weapon that he hijacks to deal a debilitating blow to the inhuman enemies. Although he and the other human who witness the meeting have their lifespans severely shortened from the encounter, the hero considers it a worthy sacrifice since he enabled humanity to defeat the infiltrators. Sorry infiltrators...Yeah, sorry Creator/JohnCarpenter, but it looks like a certain ''[[Creator/RoaldDahl other]]'' master of scares [[Literature/TheWitches beat you to it]].
23rd Jan '17 9:35:47 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This {{paranoia|Fuel}}-inducing work from TheEighties centers on creatures that have infiltrated the human race by [[TheyLookLikeUsNow making themselves look indistinguishable from us]] and posing as benevolent members of our society. With the help of at least one other human ally, our hero finds out about these grotesque foes, thereby learning how to identify them and how to protect himself and other humans. Eventually, he stumbles upon a secret meeting of the monsters (along with a human who was previously unaware of their existence). After one of the monsters at the meeting gives a speech detailing their plans, the hero discovers an enemy weapon that he hijacks to deal a debilitating blow to the inhuman enemies. Although he and the other human who witness the meeting have their lifespans severely shortened from the encounter, the hero considers it a worthy sacrifice since he enabled humanity to defeat the infiltrators. Sorry Creator/JohnCarpenter, but it looks like a certain ''[[Creator/RoaldDahl other]]'' master of scares [[Literature/TheWitches beat you to it]].
23rd Jan '17 3:49:13 AM CrowTR0bot
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** [[VillainHasAPoint Unfortunately]], even when viewed through a liberal lens, the movie seems to be [[CluelessAesop sending mixed messages]], since while most of the aliens are either corporate elites, politicians, or military and law enforcement, they are, by definition, outsiders, which plays into the kind of conspiracy theories that cause the MisaimedFandom in the first place.
4th Jan '17 6:43:48 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* MisaimedFandom: Naturally, given that it's a film about shadowy elites ruling the world from behind the scenes, {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s have taken a significant liking to it. Carpenter insists that it's a satire of '80s yuppie capitalism run amok, and has told [[ThoseWackyNazis neo-Nazi]] fans of the film (who read a specifically anti-Semitic meaning into it) to go [[http://www.avclub.com/article/john-carpenter-thinks-internet-nazis-need-put-sung-247940 piss right the hell off]].



** COULD be justified by the notion that the glasses are said to mess with your psyche a bit and that Nada was having a serious case of GoMadFromTheRevelation.

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** COULD be justified by the notion that the glasses are said to mess with your psyche a bit and that Nada was having a serious case of GoMadFromTheRevelation.GoMadFromTheRevelation.
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14th Dec '16 9:14:51 PM Terran117
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* WhatAnIdiot: So you find a pair of glasses that show you the truth: that aliens have basically taken over the world and are controlling our minds as we speak. There is absolutely no way you can fight them gun to gun, since they control ''everything''. You need to go about this the smart way, because it's the only way. So what do you do? You start yelling at everyone you see about aliens.

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* WhatAnIdiot: So you find a pair of glasses that show you the truth: that aliens have basically taken over the world and are controlling our minds as we speak. There is absolutely no way you can fight them gun to gun, since they control ''everything''. You need to go about this the smart way, because it's the only way. So what do you do? You start yelling at everyone you see about aliens.aliens.
** COULD be justified by the notion that the glasses are said to mess with your psyche a bit and that Nada was having a serious case of GoMadFromTheRevelation.
18th Oct '16 10:59:25 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Nada and Frank]].
9th Jul '16 4:37:06 PM AnotherGuy
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** Until they murder innocent people forced to live in shanty towns.
1st Apr '16 9:21:46 AM Scooter007
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** The saying "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum,]]" existed before this film, but virtually every subsequent use finds its ancestry to this film.

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** The saying "I "[[ChewBubblegum I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum,]]" bubblegum!]]" existed before this film, but virtually every subsequent use finds its ancestry to this film.



* WhatAnIdiot: So you find a pair of glasses that show you the truth: that aliens have basically taken over the world and are controlling our minds as we speak. There is absolutely no way you can fight them gun to gun, since they control ''everything''. You need to go about this the smart way, because its the only way. So what do you do? You start yelling at everyone you see about aliens.

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* WhatAnIdiot: So you find a pair of glasses that show you the truth: that aliens have basically taken over the world and are controlling our minds as we speak. There is absolutely no way you can fight them gun to gun, since they control ''everything''. You need to go about this the smart way, because its it's the only way. So what do you do? You start yelling at everyone you see about aliens.
26th Feb '16 9:49:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MemeticMutation: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. [[OhCrap And I'm all out of bubblegum."]]

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
** The saying
"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. [[OhCrap And I'm all out of bubblegum."]]bubblegum,]]" existed before this film, but virtually every subsequent use finds its ancestry to this film.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped[=/=]ValuesResonance: The only things outdated in this film are the hairstyles.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped[=/=]ValuesResonance: SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: By many people's assertion, there were a lot of things wrong with 1980s American consumerism.
* ValuesResonance:
The only things outdated in this film are the hairstyles.
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