They Live

They Live ★★★

Oh noooooo!!! I had a very similar experience with this as when I saw The Thing. Movie completely blindsided me by ending right when I thought it was really getting started, which is a real shame because I was very engrossed with this for the most part. I thought that the clever symbolism at the start would form the basis of a much greater allegory, but after a while the film stopped being a parallel to our reality and took itself too literally to really engage me.

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