10 Things You Didn’t Know About They Live
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…And I’m all out of bubblegum”
John Carpenter’s sci-fi masterpiece They Live is a story about unrestrained capitalism and unquestionable conformity. The film arrived during the Ronald Reagan era of the US, where corruption and late Cold War paranoia was rife, and civil rights and free speech were constantly under threat. Carpenter managed to capture this uneasy tension and dressed it up enough not be overtly political. It’s become a classic film of it’s time and a must watch sci-fi film. However, even after nearly 30 years, there are still a few things to learn from the bad-ass, bubblegum chewing, movie.
youtube star Minty from Minty Comedic Arts presents to us a handful of facts that you may not know about the 1988 film. Learn how Wrestle Mania 3 led to Rowdy Roddy Piper being cast as the films central protagonist and which surprising scene cost the most to shoot. Just don’t forget to put your glasses on before you watch… you don’t want to start eatin’ that trash can.
Here are 10 Things You Didn’t Know About They Live!