History YMMV / TheyLive

28th Apr '18 8:17:19 PM JamesAustin
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** The subliminal OBEY/CONSUME/etc signs have been remixed all over the place, notably into Shepard Fairey's OBEY GIANT campaign (which uses the likeness of Piper's fellow WWE wrestler Wrestling/AndreTheGiant.

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** The subliminal OBEY/CONSUME/etc signs have been remixed all over the place, notably into Shepard Fairey's OBEY GIANT campaign (which uses the likeness of Piper's fellow WWE wrestler Wrestling/AndreTheGiant.Wrestling/AndreTheGiant).
28th Apr '18 8:16:33 PM JamesAustin
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** The subliminal OBEY/CONSUME/etc signs have been remixed all over the place, notably into Shepard Fairey's OBEY GIANT campaign.
** [[http://iruntheinternet.com/lulzdump/images/they-live-glasses-mlp-my-little-pony-never-marry-and-reproduce-1375809560C.jpg This edit]] is pretty popular among [[FanHater anti]]-[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]].

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** The subliminal OBEY/CONSUME/etc signs have been remixed all over the place, notably into Shepard Fairey's OBEY GIANT campaign.
campaign (which uses the likeness of Piper's fellow WWE wrestler Wrestling/AndreTheGiant.
** [[http://iruntheinternet.com/lulzdump/images/they-live-glasses-mlp-my-little-pony-never-marry-and-reproduce-1375809560C.jpg This edit]] is pretty popular among [[FanHater anti]]-[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic anti]]-[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]].
25th Apr '18 6:19:06 PM wyattte
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* {{Narm}}: Holly's wide-eyed nervous stare becomes this after a while, thanks to an infamously flat performance from Meg Foster.
** "Life's a bitch, and she's back in heat."
** The fistfight goes on so long, it becomes hilarious. Could be NarmCharm just as easily. Also entirely possible this was intentional!
20th Mar '18 10:08:39 AM sdsmo
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* {{Anvilicious}}: In spades.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: In spades. Yet given the number of right-wing personalities who [[MisaimedFandom see the film as anti-liberal and anti-socialist, or even as anti-Jewish,]] it may have still turned out to be too subtle for some people.
8th Feb '18 5:38:52 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The saying "[[ChewBubblegum 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 "[[ChewBubblegum I expression "I have come here to chew bubblegum ChewBubblegum and kick ass. And ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum!]]" bubblegum" existed before this film, but virtually every subsequent use finds its ancestry to this film.
18th Jan '18 3:19:26 PM AnotherGuy
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* HeartwarmingMoment: After Nada has gunned down a bunch of aliens masquerading as cops, a human cop cowers before him. Nada tells him, "Beat your feet", allowing him to run away unharmed.
16th Nov '17 1:43:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* HarsherInHindsight: The preponderance of mass shootings since the film's release can create some uncomfortable overtones to scenes where Nada bursts into crowded public areas and starts shooting at incognito aliens.



* 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]].
** 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.

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* MisaimedFandom: MisaimedFandom:
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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]].
** 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.
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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.
** 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. Plus, homeless people are more likely to have mental illnesses of some kind.

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* WhatAnIdiot: So you find Nada is an everyman with little apparent education and limited skills. When confronted by a pair massive alien conspiracy in the heart of glasses modern society, he simply starts shouting at people around him that show you the truth: that he sees 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 shooting at them. Some audience members might hope for a lead who acts more strategically, but this the smart way, because it's the only way. So what do you do? You start yelling at everyone you see about aliens.
** COULD be justified by the notion
isn't that the glasses are said to mess with your psyche a bit and that Nada was having a serious case sort of GoMadFromTheRevelation. Plus, homeless people are more likely to have mental illnesses of some kind.movie.
15th Nov '17 2:17:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Because the aliens are just stand-ins for the wealthy class in Reagan's America, it can be easy to wonder just how truly evil they are. They might be exploiting humanity, but they're hardly genocidal conquerors.
** Until they murder innocent people forced to live in shanty towns.
22nd Sep '17 4:48:10 AM CrowTR0bot
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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.

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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. Plus, homeless people are more likely to have mental illnesses of some kind.
25th Aug '17 2:55:50 PM Carliro
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** A lot of conservatives read this movie as anti-socialist, mostly as an offshoot of "elites = liberals, liberals = socialists" line of thinking. Nevermind the fact that the whole thing is a criticism of an overly capitalist society (and, by WordOfGod, satire of the Reagan administration's consumerist society), and that the heroes are branded as DirtyCommies.
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