Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Wearing these glasses gets you high, but you come down hard."

I'm so glad that LAist included this crazy-assed scene from John Carpenter's They Live! on their top five fight scenes from the movies. It's truly, truly great. And greater still when you consider that this scene is of the two nominal good guys fighting over wearing a pair of sunglasses. If you haven't seen this movie, you owe it to yourself. It's about a world in which nasty looking aliens have taken control of the world through a complicated process of trompe l'oeil camouflage and wackadoo subliminal messages, and it's up to Roddy Piper and his sunglasses (which penetrate the illusion, MAN!) to save the day. Truly the Children of Men of its day.

Also, this movie contains the immortal line: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum." BRILLIANT.


Anonymous said...

Isn't this the fight scene that's parodied by South park in the "Cripple Fight" episode?

EdTheRed said...

Oh yeah. The very same.
Here they are
spliced together in all their glory.