(Vukekpar/leweb) Carpenter est vraiment le réalisateur le plus inégal qui soit! Certains de ses films ne vieillissent pas, mais que dire de bcp d'autres? "Invasion Los Angeles", bien que partant d'une idée géniale (un ouvrier de chantier trouve des lunettes qui lui révèlent que la Terre est infiltrée par des extraterrestres), est un film intrinsèquement mauvais: récit cliché et bourrin, réalisation datée. Un gâchis!
Great homage to old style 1950s science fiction that is sweetened with solid political commentary and an exciting paranoid atmosphere about hidden messages in daily life that no people can see but we are controlled by. It actually feels more believable today even if it is an "alien invasion" film as it could as easily be about capitalistic powers.
THEY LIVE is a decidedly slack enterprise on a modest budget. Absolutely no consideration is played to anything like credulity. We are not asked to take it particularly seriously. Except that, you know, we are. This is by no means a heavy-handed political statement, but it is a forceful one. Manufactured consent. Bien sûr. Hard not to notice the impact of its sardonic aesthetic on the ADBUSTERS graphic design M.O.
They Live is still one of the finest caustic attacks on the oppressive nature of greed and conformity of American capitalism. It may be often too silly and campy to be outright venomous, preferring a more flippant and sarcastic tone, while its scant runtime means an imbalance of great action set pieces and not a longer stick-it-to-the-man final act. Yet, this is Carpenter's most purified example of politicalizing.
A good mixture of modern time western ('modern' being the 80's), Black & White B-movie sci-fi flicks from the 50's, exploitation films and action thrillers, the film however strikes for its incisive commentary about our consumerist world and flabby minds, and how it is even more relevant now, nearly 30 years after the film was released...
36/100 (Hahahahhahahaha 3,7 ne hahahahahahha aq malları ahahahahha gerizekalılar, embesiller, zihinsel engelliler. Bu filmin puan ortalaması La La Land'tan yüksek hahahahahhaha bu siteden cidden ayrılıcam. Ya bu kadar dar bi görüş olamaz. - Vay canına kapitalizmi eleştiriyor ne olursa olsun 5 yıldız. --Ha siktirin ordan. Mubi keşke siteye Iq testleri ile birey alsa. Keşke. Sinirim geçmedi alta da yorum bırakıyorum.)