The Loyal

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

They Live

They Live is a 1988 film about a unnamed man (everyone calls him Nada) who finds a pair of sunglasses. Upon putting on said sunglasses, he notices that certain people are actually aliens that are brain washing the people to obey them! So what does Nada do? He does what any american would do. Goes on a alien killing rampage. The aliens in this remind me of the Ghouls from the Fallout Series. This could possibly be what they are based off of.

Everything about this film is pretty much full of fail. But when you come to terms with that you realize that it is just a "lol" movie from the 80s.

Nada (who is played by Rowdy Roddy Piper) is your typical long haired hero without a cause that we came to know and love during the 80s. But not all these movies had Rowdy Roddy Piper with a shotgun in them now did they? Moving on, as mentioned before he finds a pair of sunglasses that show him the "true" faces of some people. For no reason he decides it will be a good idea to call someone out for it drawing attention to himself causing the Alien police to come for him. Of course he beats the snot out of the aliens and gets their Shotgun and goes on a killing rampage. The most memorable moment of the entire film is this gem:

Really many things in this movie happen without reason. But who needs reason when you are kicking this much ass right? One of those things is the 5 minute fight scene that happens because someone Nada works with will not put on the sunglasses. Here is the fight scene.

Two Guys beating the living shit out of each other over a pair of sunglasses...if this isn't enough to make you watch this, I don't know what will be.

On top of all the over the top ridiculous action, is the terrible acting and special effects that take place in this movie. For '88, this movie really didn't take the time to do the special effects right. They are subpar at best with the crummy explosions, pyrotechnics, and muzzle flares. I could show another video of this but I think you get the point.

Sure this movie is really crummy and has poor acting plus there are more holes in the plot than there are beautiful girls who are willing to date me (so far we got one)...but you will not watch this movie for that...oh no. You will watch this movie because it really is just a fun movie. I will say this, unless you LOVE this movie, don't buy it. Stream it or Netflix it. If you don't, you will wish you could get your money back.

I give this movie a 5.6 out of 10

Also, right before the movie ends you get to see boobs.

and who doesn't like some random boobige?

Regh out.


  1. I need to watch this movie for 3 reasons.

    1) The bubblegum quote.

    2) Rowdy Roddy Piper is the SHIT.

    3) That fight scene is EPIC. The parody on South Park was the first I saw of it, but it's seriously completely ridiculous.

    Thanks for the review; I never would've known where those things came from (except for Rowdy Roddy Piper...he'll always be the shit). Well done :-)

  2. If you can consider this a review lol

  3. lol that looks great. I'll have to check it out now. Thanks for pointing me towards it!

  4. One of the most awesome movies of the 80s IMO.

  5. Oookay, now I understand a few references. I'd heard the bubblegum thing from Duke Nukem and also seen the fight scene parodied on South Park.

    What a stupid plot for a movie. Hahaha...

  6. dude, why havent i seen this movie!?! lol thx for the review!