Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.Written by
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I love this movie. It is a timeless classic. The signature 1980's dark comedy is so refreshing, especially in this new millennium of political correctness and Hollywood censorship.
Anyone who hasn't yet seen this movie should go out and get a copy right away. It may just change your life. The world keeps turning, the decades pass, but there are some facts of life in American society that have remained the same: The oppression and manipulation of the 99%, the parasitic elite, the poor dupes in the police force who don't realize who their masters really are, the call to arms for anyone on this planet who still has a human heart to stand up and do something about it. The central message of this movie is timeless and beautiful.
I also love the grotesqueness of it. It shows through very clearly, from beneath the sugar coating of dark comedy sprinkled throughout the movie. The poverty, homelessness, the Reaganvilles, police brutality, the cowardice and selfishness of humanity that prevents us from simply doing the right thing, the crushing weight of a nationwide system designed to keep us in line, keep us ignorant, divided and weak...
I'm a big fan of John Carpenter's movies, and this one is one of the best.
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