They Live (wiki, IMDB) is a movie about a man who is down and out with nothing left to lose. Until, that is, he gets a special pair of sunglasses which allows him to see the world the way it really is. It turns out our world is governed by aliens that treat humanity as a banana republic.
It’s worth noting that Duke Nukem 3D (and the character) took a lot of inspiration and lines from They Live.
They Live is based on a short story called Eight o’clock in the morning by Ray Nelson. Hat tip to Mike for finding that.
You can watch the full movie on Google Video (remember that?).
June 21st, 2012 by Adam